Icd 10 For Unsteady Gait

ICD-10 code R26. 81 for Unsteadiness on feet is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range – Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified .

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You’ll notice you could code either R26.2 (difficulty walking), or R26.89 (other abnormalities of gait and mobility). That’s because, depending on your evaluation, you might discover the reason behind the disordered movement is best described by one code more than the other. Each code has its own synonyms that can help you make your selection. For example:

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The patient is a 16-year-old male high school athlete. During a soccer game last week, his knee came into contact with another player’s leg. He comes directly to physical therapy—without a physician referral—and presents with pain, edema, and instability in his right knee. Upon coming into your office, he explains that he’s using crutches for ambulation and is experiencing pain while walking. You’re certain he’s sprained his ACL, but how do you code this condition accurately? Here’s how:

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What is the ICD-10 code for balance instability?

R26. 81 – Unsteadiness on feet. ICD-10-CM.

What is the ICD-10 code for gait difficulty?

R26. 2, Difficulty in walking, not elsewhere classified, or R26. 89, Other abnormalities of gait and mobility.

What is the ICD-10 code for balance disorder?

Other abnormalities of gait and mobility

The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM R26. 89 became effective on October 1, 2021.

What is the ICD-10 code for impaired functional mobility?

ICD-10-CM Code for Reduced mobility Z74. 0.

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