ICD-10-CM Code G44.229
Chronic tension-type headache, not intractable
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
G44.229 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of chronic tension-type headache, not intractable. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code G442 is used to code Tension headache
Tension headache, also known as tension-type headache, is the most common type of primary headache. The pain can radiate from the lower back of the head, the neck, eyes, or other muscle groups in the body typically affecting both sides of the head. Tension-type headaches account for nearly 90% of all headaches.
|MeSH Codes:||D018781, D018781|
|ICD 9 Codes:||307.81, 339.1|
A woman experiencing a tension headache
Coding Notes for G44.229 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Chronic tension-type headache NOS
- DRG Group #102-103 - Headaches with MCC.
- DRG Group #102-103 - Headaches without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'G44.229 - Chronic tension-type headache, not intractable'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code G44.229 and a single ICD9 code, 339.12 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.