2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R26

Abnormalities of gait and mobility

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • R26 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM R26 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R26 - other international versions of ICD-10 R26 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
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 R26. 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.
  • ataxia NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R27.0

    Ataxia, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • ataxia following cerebrovascular disease (I69. with final characters -93)
    R27.0
    )
  • hereditary ataxia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G11
    • G11 Hereditary ataxia
      • G11.0 Congenital nonprogressive ataxia
      • G11.1 Early-onset cerebellar ataxia
      • G11.2 Late-onset cerebellar ataxia
      • G11.3 Cerebellar ataxia with defective DNA repair
      • G11.4 Hereditary spastic paraplegia
      • G11.8 Other hereditary ataxias
      • G11.9 Hereditary ataxia, unspecified
    G11.-
    )
  • locomotor (syphilitic) ataxia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A52.11

    Tabes dorsalis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Locomotor ataxia (progressive)
    • Tabetic neurosyphilis
    A52.11
    )
  • immobility syndrome (paraplegic) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62.3

    Immobility syndrome (paraplegic)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    M62.3
    )
The following code(s) above R26 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 R26:
  • R00-R99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range R00-R99

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

    Note
    • 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
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to R26:
  • Type 1 Excludes: F82
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F82

    Specific developmental disorder of motor function

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Clumsy child syndrome
    • Developmental coordination disorder
    • Developmental dyspraxia
    Type 1 Excludes
    • abnormalities of gait and mobility (R26.-)
    • lack of coordination (R27.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • lack of coordination secondary to intellectual disabilities (F70-F79)
  • Type 2 Excludes: M25
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M25

    Other joint disorder, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormality of gait and mobility (R26.-)
    • acquired deformities of limb (M20-M21)
    • calcification of bursa (M71.4-)
    • calcification of shoulder (joint) (M75.3)
    • calcification of tendon (M65.2-)
    • difficulty in walking (R26.2)
    • temporomandibular joint disorder (M26.6-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R26
R23.4 Changes in skin texture
R23.8 Other skin changes
R23.9 Unspecified skin changes
R25 Abnormal involuntary movements
R25.0 Abnormal head movements
R25.1 Tremor, unspecified
R25.2 Cramp and spasm
R25.3 Fasciculation
R25.8 Other abnormal involuntary movements
R25.9 Unspecified abnormal involuntary movements
R26 Abnormalities of gait and mobility
R26.0 Ataxic gait
R26.1 Paralytic gait
R26.2 Difficulty in walking, not elsewhere classified
R26.8 Other abnormalities of gait and mobility
R26.81 Unsteadiness on feet
R26.89 Other abnormalities of gait and mobility
R26.9 Unspecified abnormalities of gait and mobility
R27 Other lack of coordination
R27.0 Ataxia, unspecified
R27.8 Other lack of coordination

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