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ICD-10-CM Code G93.2
Benign intracranial hypertension

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

G93.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of benign intracranial hypertension. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code G932 is used to code Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), sometimes called by the older names benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) or pseudotumor cerebri (PTC), is a neurological disorder that is characterized by increased intracranial pressure (pressure around the brain) in the absence of a tumor or other diseases. The main symptoms are stroke like-headache, nausea, and vomiting, as well as pulsatile tinnitus (sounds perceived in the ears, with the sound occurring in the same rhythm as the pulse), double vision and other visual symptoms. If untreated, it may lead to swelling of the optic disc in the eye, which can progress to vision loss.

Specialty: Neurology
MeSH Code: D011559
ICD 9 Code: 348.2

For IIH to be diagnosed, brain scans (such as MRI) must be performed to ensure there is no underlying cause for the increased pressure around the brain

Coding Notes for G93.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

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."
Hypertensive encephalopathy - instead, use code I67.4

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #102-103 - Headaches with MCC.
  • DRG Group #102-103 - Headaches without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Papilledema - optic disc edema due to raised intracranial pressure (disorder)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Benign intracranial hypertension (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 348.2 was previously used, G93.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


Parent Code: G93 - Other disorders of brain

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/G932