G44.04 - Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania

Version 2023
ICD-10:G44.04
Short Description:Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania
Long Description:Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Episodic and paroxysmal disorders (G40-G47)
      • Other headache syndromes (G44)

G44.04 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania

Non-specific codes like G44.04 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G44.041 for Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania, intractable
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G44.049 for Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania, not intractable

Patient Education


Headache

Almost everyone has had a headache. Headache is the most common form of pain. It's a major reason people miss days at work or school or visit the doctor.

The most common type of headache is a tension headache. Tension headaches are due to tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp and jaw. They are often related to stress, depression or anxiety. You are more likely to get tension headaches if you work too much, don't get enough sleep, miss meals, or use alcohol.

Other common types of headaches include migraines, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches. Most people can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax and taking pain relievers.

Not all headaches require a doctor's attention. But sometimes headaches warn of a more serious disorder. Let your health care provider know if you have sudden, severe headaches. Get medical help right away if you have a headache after a blow to your head, or if you have a headache along with a stiff neck, fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, or pain in the eye or ear.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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