2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R53.1

Weakness

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • R53.1 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 R53.1 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R53.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 R53.1 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Asthenia NOS
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 R53.1. 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.
  • age-related weakness (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R54

    Age-related physical debility

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
    Applicable To
    • Frailty
    • Old age
    • Senescence
    • Senile asthenia
    • Senile debility
    Type 1 Excludes
    R54
    )
  • muscle weakness (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62.8

    Other specified disorders of muscle

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • nontraumatic hematoma of muscle (M79.81)
    M62.8-
    )
  • sarcopenia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M62.84

    Sarcopenia

      2017 - New Code 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Age-related sarcopenia
    Code First
    • underlying disease, if applicable, such as:
    • disorders of myoneural junction and muscle disease in diseases classified elsewhere (G73.-)
    • other and unspecified myopathies (G72.-)
    • primary disorders of muscles (G71.-)
    M62.84
    )
  • senile asthenia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R54

    Age-related physical debility

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
    Applicable To
    • Frailty
    • Old age
    • Senescence
    • Senile asthenia
    • Senile debility
    Type 1 Excludes
    R54
    )
The following code(s) above R53.1 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 R53.1:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Arm weakness, both sides
  • Asthenia
  • Late effects of stroke, weakness of arms, legs
  • Leg weakness, both sides
  • Weakness as a late effect of stroke
  • Weakness as late effects of cerebrovascular accident
  • Weakness of bilateral hands
  • Weakness of bilateral legs
  • Weakness of both arms
  • Weakness of left arm
  • Weakness of left hand
  • Weakness of left leg
  • Weakness of right arm
  • Weakness of right hand
  • Weakness of right leg
  • Weakness, late effect of stroke
Clinical Information
  • A sign or symptom of weakness and diminished or absent energy and strength.
  • Clinical sign or symptom manifested as debility, or lack or loss of strength and energy.
  • Physical weakness, lack of strength and vitality, or a lack of concentration.
  • The property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain. (wordnet)
  • Weakness; lack of energy and strength.
ICD-10-CM R53.1 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 947 Signs and symptoms with mcc
  • 948 Signs and symptoms without mcc

Convert R53.1 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 R53.1:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R53.1
R50.8 Other specified fever
R50.81 Fever presenting with conditions classified elsewhere
R50.82 Postprocedural fever
R50.83 Postvaccination fever
R50.84 Febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reaction
R50.9 Fever, unspecified
R51 Headache
R52 Pain, unspecified
R53 Malaise and fatigue
R53.0 Neoplastic (malignant) related fatigue
R53.1 Weakness
R53.2 Functional quadriplegia
R53.8 Other malaise and fatigue
R53.81 Other malaise
R53.82 Chronic fatigue, unspecified
R53.83 Other fatigue
R54 Age-related physical debility
R55 Syncope and collapse
R56 Convulsions, not elsewhere classified
R56.0 Febrile convulsions
R56.00 Simple febrile convulsions

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