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ICD-10-CM Code F98.4
Stereotyped movement disorders

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Mental Health
Mental Health Code
Indicates that the ICD code is referenced in DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Version 5)
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

F98.4 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of stereotyped movement disorders. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code F984 is used to code Rhythmic movement disorder

Rhythmic Movement Disorder (or RMD) is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary, repetitive movements of large muscle groups immediately before and during sleep often involving the head and neck. It was independently described first in 1905 by Zappert as jactatio capitis nocturna and by Cruchet as rhythmie du sommeil. The majority of RMD episodes occur during NREM sleep, although REM movements have been reported. RMD is often associated with other psychiatric conditions or mental retardation. The disorder often leads to bodily injury from unwanted movements. Because of these incessant muscle contractions, patients’ sleep patterns are often disrupted. It differs from Restless Legs Syndrome in that RMD involves involuntary muscle contractions before and during sleep while Restless Legs Syndrome is the urge to move before sleep. RMD occurs in both males and females, often during early childhood with symptoms diminishing with age. Many sufferers also have other sleep related disorders, like sleep apnea. The disorder can be differentially diagnosed into small subcategories, including sleep related bruxism, thumb sucking, hypnagonic foot tremor, and rhythmic sucking, to name a few. In order to be considered pathological, the ICSD-II requires that in the sleep-related rhythmic movements should “markedly interfere with normal sleep, cause significant impairment in daytime function, or result in self-inflicted bodily injury that requires medical treatment (or would result in injury if preventive measures were not used)” .

Specialty: Psychiatry
MeSH Codes: D020922, D019956, D009069, D009069
ICD 9 Codes: 307.3, 307.3, 333.9, 781.0
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for F98.4 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Stereotype/habit disorder
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Abnormal involuntary movements - instead, use code R25.-
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder - instead, use Code F42
Hair plucking - instead, use code F63.3
Movement disorders of organic origin - instead, use Section G20-G25
Nail-biting - instead, use code F98.8
Nose-picking - instead, use code F98.8
Stereotypies that are part of a broader psychiatric condition - instead, use Section F01-F95
Thumb-sucking - instead, use code F98.8
Tic disorders - instead, use code F95.-
Trichotillomania - instead, use code F63.3

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #887 - Other mental disorder diagnoses.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Stereotypy habit disorder (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'F98.4 - Stereotyped movement disorders'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code F98.4. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Spasmus nutans (F98.4)
Stereotypies NEC (F98.4)


Stereotypic movement disorder (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 307.3 was previously used, F98.4 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: F98 - Other behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence

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