Valid for Submission
R44.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of visual hallucinations. The code R44.1 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code R44.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like c/o - illusions seen, charles bonnet syndrome, dissociative hallucinations, dissociative visual hallucinations, formed hallucinations of animals , formed hallucinations of insects, etc.
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.
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 R44.1 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- C/O - illusions seen
- 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
- Organic hallucinosis
- Scenic visual hallucinations
- Unformed visual hallucinations
- Visual hallucinations
- HALLUCINATIONS-. subjectively experienced sensations in the absence of an appropriate stimulus but which are regarded by the individual as real. they may be of organic origin or associated with mental disorders.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert R44.1 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code R44.1 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Psychoses
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.
- Brief psychotic disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
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- Schizoaffective disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)