Diagnosis Code 994.6
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- T75.3XXA - Motion sickness, initial encounter (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 994.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- sickness 994.6
- Airplane sickness 994.6
- Car sickness 994.6
- Effect, adverse NEC NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable"
This abbreviation in the index represents “other specified” when a specific code is not available for a condition the index directs the coder to the “other specified” code in the tabular.
- motion 994.6
- de mer 994.6
- Motion sickness (from travel, any vehicle) (from roundabouts or swings) 994.6
- Nausea (SEE ALSO See Also
A “see also” instruction following a main term in the index instructs that there is another main term that may also be referenced that may provide additional index entries that may be useful. It is not necessary to follow the “see also” note when the original main term provides the necessary code. Vomiting) 787.02
- marina 994.6
- Seasickness 994.6
- air (travel) 994.6
- airplane 994.6
- car 994.6
- motion 994.6
- roundabout (motion) 994.6
- sea 994.6
- swing (motion) 994.6
- train (railway) (travel) 994.6
- travel (any vehicle) 994.6
- Train sickness 994.6
Information for Patients
Also called: Airsickness, Carsickness, Seasickness
Motion sickness is a common problem in people traveling by car, train, airplanes and especially boats. Motion sickness can start suddenly, with a queasy feeling and cold sweats. It can then lead to dizziness and nausea and vomiting.
Your brain senses movement by getting signals from your inner ears, eyes, muscles and joints. When it gets signals that do not match, you can get motion sickness. For example, down below on a boat, your inner ear senses motion, but your eyes cannot tell you are moving.
Where you sit can make a difference. The front seat of a car, forward cars of a train, upper deck on a boat or wing seats in a plane may give you a smoother ride. Looking out into the distance - instead of trying to read or look at something in the vehicle - can also help.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention