2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R26.1

Paralytic gait

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • R26.1 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM R26.1 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R26.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 R26.1 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Spastic gait
The following code(s) above R26.1 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 R26.1:
  • 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
  • R26
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R26

    Abnormalities of gait and mobility

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • ataxia NOS (R27.0)
    • hereditary ataxia (G11.-)
    • locomotor (syphilitic) ataxia (A52.11)
    • immobility syndrome (paraplegic) (M62.3)
    Abnormalities of gait and mobility
Approximate Synonyms
  • Gait disorder, spastic
  • Spastic gait
ICD-10-CM R26.1 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 091 Other disorders of nervous system with mcc
  • 092 Other disorders of nervous system with cc
  • 093 Other disorders of nervous system without cc/mcc

Convert R26.1 to ICD-9-CM

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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to R26.1:
  • Gait abnormality R26.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R26.9

    Unspecified abnormalities of gait and mobility

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • paralytic R26.1
    • spastic R26.1
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) G83.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9

    Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • gait R26.1

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R26.1
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
R27.9 Unspecified lack of coordination
R29 Other symptoms and signs involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.