R44.1 - Visual hallucinations
|Short Description:||Visual hallucinations|
|Long Description:||Visual hallucinations|
|Status:||Valid for Submission|
R44.1 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of visual hallucinations. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Charles Bonnet syndrome
- Dissociative hallucinations
- Dissociative visual hallucinations
- Formed hallucinations of animals
- Formed hallucinations of insects
- Formed hallucinations of objects
- Formed hallucinations of people
- Formed visual hallucinations
- Scenic visual hallucinations
- Unformed visual hallucinations
- Visual hallucinations
- Charles Bonnet Syndrome-. repetitive visual hallucinations experienced mostly by elderly with diminished visual acuity or visual field loss, with awareness of the fictional nature of their hallucinations. it is not associated with delusions and other sensory hallucinations.
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Hallucination - R44.3
- - visual - R44.1
- - Vision, visual
- - hallucinations - R44.1
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|R44.1||368.16 - Psychophysic visual dist|
|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.|
Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking and perceptions. People with psychoses lose touch with reality. Two of the main symptoms are delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that someone is plotting against you or that the TV is sending you secret messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that is not there.
Schizophrenia is one type of psychotic disorder. People with bipolar disorder may also have psychotic symptoms. Other problems that can cause psychosis include alcohol and some drugs, brain tumors, brain infections, and stroke.
Treatment depends on the cause of the psychosis. It might involve drugs to control symptoms and talk therapy. Hospitalization is an option for serious cases where a person might be dangerous to himself or others.
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