2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R29.5

Transient paralysis

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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • any associated spinal cord injury (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S14.0

    Concussion and edema of cervical spinal cord

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    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S14.1

    Other and unspecified injuries of cervical spinal cord

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S24.0

    Concussion and edema of thoracic spinal cord

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    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S24.1

    Other and unspecified injuries of thoracic spinal cord

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S34.0

    Concussion and edema of lumbar and sacral spinal cord

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S34.1

    Other and unspecified injury of lumbar and sacral spinal cord

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
Type 1 Excludes
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A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as R29.5. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • transient ischemic attack (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G45.9

    Transient cerebral ischemic attack, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Spasm of cerebral artery
    • TIA
    • Transient cerebral ischemia NOS
The following code(s) above R29.5 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to R29.5:
  • R00-R99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range R00-R99

    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified

    • This chapter includes symptoms, signs, abnormal results of clinical or other investigative procedures, and ill-defined conditions regarding which no diagnosis classifiable elsewhere is recorded.
    • Signs and symptoms that point rather definitely to a given diagnosis have been assigned to a category in other chapters of the classification. In general, categories in this chapter include the less well-defined conditions and symptoms that, without the necessary study of the case to establish a final diagnosis, point perhaps equally to two or more diseases or to two or more systems of the body. Practically all categories in the chapter could be designated 'not otherwise specified', 'unknown etiology' or 'transient'. The Alphabetical Index should be consulted to determine which symptoms and signs are to be allocated here and which to other chapters. The residual subcategories, numbered .8, are generally provided for other relevant symptoms that cannot be allocated elsewhere in the classification.
    • The conditions and signs or symptoms included in categories R00-R94 consist of:
    • (a) cases for which no more specific diagnosis can be made even after all the facts bearing on the case have been investigated;
    • (b) signs or symptoms existing at the time of initial encounter that proved to be transient and whose causes could not be determined;
    • (c) provisional diagnosis in a patient who failed to return for further investigation or care;
    • (d) cases referred elsewhere for investigation or treatment before the diagnosis was made;
    • (e) cases in which a more precise diagnosis was not available for any other reason;
    • (f) certain symptoms, for which supplementary information is provided, that represent important problems in medical care in their own right.
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on antenatal screening of mother (O28.-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • signs and symptoms classified in the body system chapters
    • signs and symptoms of breast (N63, N64.5)
    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
ICD-10-CM R29.5 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):

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Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to R29.5:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to R29.5:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R29.5
R27 Other lack of coordination
R27.0 Ataxia, unspecified
R27.8 Other lack of coordination
R27.9 Unspecified lack of coordination
R29 Other symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems
R29.0 Tetany
R29.1 Meningismus
R29.2 Abnormal reflex
R29.3 Abnormal posture
R29.4 Clicking hip
R29.5 Transient paralysis
R29.6 Repeated falls
R29.7 National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score
R29.70 NIHSS score 0-9
R29.700 NIHSS score 0
R29.701 NIHSS score 1
R29.702 NIHSS score 2
R29.703 NIHSS score 3
R29.704 NIHSS score 4
R29.705 NIHSS score 5
R29.706 NIHSS score 6

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