Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 796.1
Abnormal reflex
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 796.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 796.1 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: 796.1 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R29.2 Abnormal reflex
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abnl reflex
  • Abnl suck reflex
  • Abnormal suck reflex
  • Absent reflex
  • Hyperreflexia
  • Suck reflex abnormal
Clinical Information
  • An abnormal response to a stimulus applied to the sensory components of the nervous system. This may take the form of increased, decreased, or absent reflexes
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 796.1:
  • Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - see also Anomaly
    • knee jerk 796.1
    • plantar reflex 796.1
    • reflex NEC 796.1
  • Areflexia 796.1
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • reflex 796.1
  • Disturbance - see also Disease
    • motor 796.1
    • reflex 796.1
  • Hyperreflexia 796.1
  • Hyporeflex 796.1
  • Poor
    • sucking reflex (newborn) 796.1
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 796.1 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.