2022 ICD-10-CM Code G44.09

Other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TAC)

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:G44.09
Short Description:Other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TAC)
Long Description:Other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TAC)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Episodic and paroxysmal disorders (G40-G47)
      • Other headache syndromes (G44)

G44.09 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (tac). The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 Other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TAC)

Non-specific codes like G44.09 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 other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (tac):

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G44.091 for Other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TAC), intractable
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use G44.099 for Other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TAC), not intractable

Information for Patients


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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Code History

  • 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 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)