Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 719.7
Difficulty in walking
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 719.7 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 719.7 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 719.7 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R26.2 Difficulty in walking, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cannot get about
  • Difficulty in stopping walking
  • Difficulty initiating walking
  • Difficulty walking
  • Difficulty walking down a slope
  • Difficulty walking down hill
  • Difficulty walking down stairs
  • Difficulty walking down step
  • Difficulty walking on a narrow line
  • Difficulty walking on the flat
  • Difficulty walking up hill
  • Difficulty walking up stairs
  • Difficulty walking up step
  • Does not initiate walking
  • Does not walk carrying large toy
  • Does not walk down hill
  • Does not walk down stairs
  • Does not walk down step
  • Does not walk on a narrow line
  • Does not walk on the flat
  • Does not walk up a slope
  • Loss of control of walking
  • Unable to initiate walking
  • Unable to shuffle
  • Unable to start and stop walking spontaneously
  • Unable to walk
  • Unable to walk down a slope
  • Unable to walk down hill
  • Unable to walk down stairs
  • Unable to walk down step
  • Unable to walk on a narrow line
  • Unable to walk on the flat
  • Unable to walk up a slope
  • Unable to walk up hill
  • Unable to walk up step
  • Walking disability
Clinical Information
  • Limitation of independent movement within the environment on foot
  • We walk thousands of steps each day. We walk to do our daily activities, get around, and exercise. Having a problem with walking can make daily life more difficult. The pattern of how you walk is called your gait. A variety of problems can cause an abnormal gait and lead to problems with walking. These include:
    • injuries, diseases, or abnormal development of the muscles or bones of your legs or feet
    • movement disorders such as parkinson's disease
    • diseases such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis
    • vision or balance problems
    treatment of walking problems depends on the cause. Physical therapy, surgery, or mobility aids may help
719.7 Excludes
  • abnormality of gait (781.2)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 719.7:
  • Difficulty
    • walking 719.7
  • Dysbasia 719.7
    • angiosclerotica intermittens 443.9
    • lordotica (progressiva) 333.6
  • Walking
    • difficulty 719.7
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