2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G44.031

Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania, intractable

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • G44.031 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM G44.031 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G44.031 - other international versions of ICD-10 G44.031 may differ.
The following code(s) above G44.031 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to G44.031:
  • G00-G99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range G00-G99

    Diseases of the nervous system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the nervous system
  • G44
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G44

    Other headache syndromes

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • headache NOS (R51)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • atypical facial pain (G50.1)
    • headache due to lumbar puncture (G97.1)
    • migraines (G43.-)
    • trigeminal neuralgia (G50.0)
    Other headache syndromes
  • G44.03
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G44.03

    Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Paroxysmal hemicrania NOS
    Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania
Approximate Synonyms
  • Intractable episodic paroxysmal hemicrania
ICD-10-CM G44.031 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 102 Headaches with mcc
  • 103 Headaches without mcc

Convert G44.031 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to G44.031:
  • Hemicrania
    • paroxysmal G44.039
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G44.039

      Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania, not intractable

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania NOS
      • episodic G44.039
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G44.039

        Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania, not intractable

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania NOS
        • intractable G44.031
      • intractable G44.031

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G44.031
G44.00 Cluster headache syndrome, unspecified
G44.001 …… intractable
G44.009 …… not intractable
G44.01 Episodic cluster headache
G44.011 …… intractable
G44.019 …… not intractable
G44.02 Chronic cluster headache
G44.021 …… intractable
G44.029 …… not intractable
G44.03 Episodic paroxysmal hemicrania
G44.031 …… intractable
G44.039 …… not intractable
G44.04 Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania
G44.041 …… intractable
G44.049 …… not intractable
G44.05 Short lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT)
G44.051 …… intractable
G44.059 …… not intractable
G44.09 Other trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TAC)
G44.091 …… intractable
G44.099 …… not intractable

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.