2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F44.4

Conversion disorder with motor symptom or deficit

ICD-10-CM Code:
F44.4
ICD-10 Code for:
Conversion disorder with motor symptom or deficit
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Chronic
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Code Classification

  • Mental and behavioural disorders
    (F01–F99)
    • Anxiety, dissociative, stress-related, somatoform and other nonpsychotic mental disorders
      (F40-F48)
      • Dissociative and conversion disorders
        (F44)

F44.4 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of conversion disorder with motor symptom or deficit. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Adductor spastic dysphonia
  • Astasia-abasia
  • Camptocormia
  • Dissociative astasia-abasia
  • Dissociative motor disorder
  • Dissociative neurological disorder with symptom of movement disorder
  • Dissociative neurological disorder with symptom of weakness
  • Dissociative neurological symptom disorder co-occurrent with dystonia
  • Dissociative neurological symptom disorder co-occurrent with facial spasm
  • Dissociative neurological symptom disorder co-occurrent with parkinsonism
  • Dissociative neurological symptom disorder co-occurrent with symptoms of gait disorder
  • Dissociative neurological symptom disorder with aphonia
  • Dissociative neurological symptom disorder with dysphonia
  • Dissociative neurological symptom disorder with muteness
  • Dissociative neurological symptom disorder with tremor
  • Dissociative paralysis
  • Facial spasm
  • Functional monoparesis
  • Functional paraparesis
  • Hypofunctional dysphonia
  • Monoparesis
  • Mutism
  • Paraparesis
  • Psychogenic adductor spastic dysphonia
  • Psychogenic aphonia
  • Psychogenic dyskinesia
  • Psychogenic dysphonia
  • Psychogenic tremor
  • Psychogenic voice disorder
  • Psychogenic voice disorder
  • Psychogenic voice disorder

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Paraparesis

    mild to moderate loss of bilateral lower extremity motor function, which may be a manifestation of spinal cord diseases; peripheral nervous system diseases; muscular diseases; intracranial hypertension; parasagittal brain lesions; and other conditions.
  • Paraparesis, Spastic

    mild or moderate loss of motor function accompanied by spasticity in the lower extremities. this condition is a manifestation of central nervous system diseases that cause injury to the motor cortex or descending motor pathways.
  • Paraparesis, Tropical Spastic

    a subacute paralytic myeloneuropathy occurring endemically in tropical areas such as the caribbean, colombia, india, and africa, as well as in the southwestern region of japan; associated with infection by human t-cell leukemia virus i. clinical manifestations include a slowly progressive spastic weakness of the legs, increased reflexes, babinski signs, incontinence, and loss of vibratory and position sensation. on pathologic examination inflammatory, demyelination, and necrotic lesions may be found in the spinal cord. (adams et al., principles of neurology, 6th ed, p1239)
  • Central Nervous System Diseases

    diseases of any component of the brain (including the cerebral hemispheres, diencephalon, brain stem, and cerebellum) or the spinal cord.
  • HTLV-1 Associated Myelopathy/Tropical Spastic Paraparesis|HAM/TSP|Tropical spastic paraplegia

    a progressive neurological disorder resulting in weakness or paralysis of the legs, lower back pain, and urinary symptoms. it is a sequela of infection with the htlv-1 virus.
  • Kurtzke Functional System Scores KFSS101 Original Result - Marked paraparesis or hemiparesis; moderate quadriparesis; or monoplegia|KFSS101-Marked paraparesis or hemiparesis; moderate quadriparesis; or monoplegia|Marked paraparesis or hemiparesis; moderate quadriparesis; or monoplegia

    kurtzke functional system scores kfss101 original result - marked paraparesis or hemiparesis; moderate quadriparesis; or monoplegia.
  • Kurtzke Functional System Scores KFSS101 Original Result - Mild or moderate paraparesis or hemiparesis; severe monoparesis|KFSS101-Mild or moderate paraparesis or hemiparesis; severe monoparesis|Mild or moderate paraparesis or hemiparesis; severe monoparesis

    kurtzke functional system scores kfss101 original result - mild or moderate paraparesis or hemiparesis; severe monoparesis.
  • Paraparesis

    a slight paralysis or weakness of both legs.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Conversion disorder with abnormal movement
  • Conversion disorder with speech symptoms
  • Conversion disorder with swallowing symptoms
  • Conversion disorder with weakness/paralysis
  • Dissociative motor disorders
  • Psychogenic aphonia
  • Psychogenic dysphonia

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert F44.4 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 300.11 - Conversion disorder
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education


Mental Disorders

What are mental disorders?

Mental disorders (or mental illnesses) are conditions that affect your thinking, feeling, mood, and behavior. They may be occasional or long-lasting (chronic). They can affect your ability to relate to others and function each day.

What are some types of mental disorders?

There are many different types of mental disorders. Some common ones include:

  • Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and phobias
  • Depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia

What causes mental disorders?

There is no single cause for mental illness. A number of factors can contribute to risk for mental illness, such as:

  • Your genes and family history
  • Your life experiences, such as stress or a history of abuse, especially if they happen in childhood
  • Biological factors such as chemical imbalances in the brain
  • A traumatic brain injury
  • A mother's exposure to viruses or toxic chemicals while pregnant
  • Use of alcohol or recreational drugs
  • Having a serious medical condition like cancer
  • Having few friends, and feeling lonely or isolated

Mental disorders are not caused by character flaws. They have nothing to do with being lazy or weak.

Who is at risk for mental disorders?

Mental disorders are common. More than half of all Americans will be diagnosed with a mental disorder at some time in their life.

How are mental disorders diagnosed?

The steps to getting a diagnosis include:

  • A medical history
  • A physical exam and possibly lab tests, if your provider thinks that other medical conditions could be causing your symptoms
  • A psychological evaluation. You will answer questions about your thinking, feelings, and behaviors.

What are the treatments for mental disorders?

Treatment depends on which mental disorder you have and how serious it is. You and your provider will work on a treatment plan just for you. It usually involves some type of therapy. You may also take medicines. Some people also need social support and education on managing their condition.

In some cases, you may need more intensive treatment. You may need to go to a psychiatric hospital. This could be because your mental illness is severe. Or it could be because you are at risk of hurting yourself or someone else. In the hospital, you will get counseling, group discussions, and activities with mental health professionals and other patients.


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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.

Footnotes

[1] Chronic - a chronic condition code indicates a condition lasting 12 months or longer and its effect on the patient based on one or both of the following criteria:

  • The condition results in the need for ongoing intervention with medical products,treatment, services, and special equipment
  • The condition places limitations on self-care, independent living, and social interactions.