ICD-10-CM Code G24.3

Spasmodic torticollis

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G24.3 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of spasmodic torticollis. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G24.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like adult-onset cervical dystonia dyt23 type, isolated cervical dystonia, isolated cervical dystonia, isolated cervical dystonia, isolated cervical dystonia, muscle spasms of head and/or neck, etc

ICD-10:G24.3
Short Description:Spasmodic torticollis
Long Description:Spasmodic torticollis

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code G24.3:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • congenital torticollis Q68.0
  • hysterical torticollis F44.4
  • ocular torticollis R29.891
  • psychogenic torticollis F45.8
  • torticollis NOS M43.6
  • traumatic recurrent torticollis S13.4

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code G24.3 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Adult-onset cervical dystonia DYT23 type
  • Isolated cervical dystonia
  • Isolated cervical dystonia
  • Isolated cervical dystonia
  • Isolated cervical dystonia
  • Muscle spasms of head AND/OR neck
  • Muscle spasms of head AND/OR neck
  • Spasmodic retrocollis
  • Spasmodic torticollis
  • Spasmodic torticollis
  • Spasmodic torticollis as late effect of trauma
  • Spasmodic torticollis due to infection

Clinical Information

  • TORTICOLLIS-. a symptom not a disease of a twisted neck. in most instances the head is tipped toward one side and the chin rotated toward the other. the involuntary muscle contractions in the neck region of patients with torticollis can be due to congenital defects trauma inflammation tumors and neurological or other factors.

Convert G24.3 to ICD-9

  • 333.83 - Spasmodic torticollis

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Extrapyramidal and movement disorders (G20-G26)
      • Dystonia (G24)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Dystonia

Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes involuntary contractions of your muscles. These contractions result in twisting and repetitive movements. Sometimes they are painful.

Dystonia can affect just one muscle, a group of muscles or all of your muscles. Symptoms can include tremors, voice problems or a dragging foot. Symptoms often start in childhood. They can also start in the late teens or early adulthood. Some cases worsen over time. Others are mild.

Some people inherit dystonia. Others have it because of another disease. Researchers think that dystonia may be due to a problem in the part of the brain that handles messages about muscle contractions. There is no cure. Doctors use medicines, Botox injections, surgery, physical therapy, and other treatments to reduce or eliminate muscle spasms and pain.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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