2018/2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R51

Headache

Applicable To
  • Facial pain NOS
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as R51. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • atypical face pain (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G50.1

    Atypical facial pain

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    G50.1
    )
  • migraine and other headache syndromes (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G43

    Migraine

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Note
    • the following terms are to be considered equivalent to intractable: pharmacoresistant (pharmacologically resistant), treatment resistant, refractory (medically) and poorly controlled
    Type 1 Excludes
    • headache NOS (R51)
    • lower half migraine (G44.00)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • headache syndromes (G44.-)
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    G43
    -
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G44

    Other headache syndromes

      2016 2017 2018 2019 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)
    G44
    )
  • trigeminal neuralgia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G50.0

    Trigeminal neuralgia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Syndrome of paroxysmal facial pain
    • Tic douloureux
    G50.0
    )
The following code(s) above R51 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 R51:
  • R00-R99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range R00-R99

    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified

    Note
    • This chapter includes symptoms, signs, abnormal results of clinical or other investigative procedures, and ill-defined conditions regarding which no diagnosis classifiable elsewhere is recorded.
    • Signs and symptoms that point rather definitely to a given diagnosis have been assigned to a category in other chapters of the classification. In general, categories in this chapter include the less well-defined conditions and symptoms that, without the necessary study of the case to establish a final diagnosis, point perhaps equally to two or more diseases or to two or more systems of the body. Practically all categories in the chapter could be designated 'not otherwise specified', 'unknown etiology' or 'transient'. The Alphabetical Index should be consulted to determine which symptoms and signs are to be allocated here and which to other chapters. The residual subcategories, numbered .8, are generally provided for other relevant symptoms that cannot be allocated elsewhere in the classification.
    • The conditions and signs or symptoms included in categories R00-R94 consist of:
    • (a) cases for which no more specific diagnosis can be made even after all the facts bearing on the case have been investigated;
    • (b) signs or symptoms existing at the time of initial encounter that proved to be transient and whose causes could not be determined;
    • (c) provisional diagnosis in a patient who failed to return for further investigation or care;
    • (d) cases referred elsewhere for investigation or treatment before the diagnosis was made;
    • (e) cases in which a more precise diagnosis was not available for any other reason;
    • (f) certain symptoms, for which supplementary information is provided, that represent important problems in medical care in their own right.
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal findings on antenatal screening of mother (O28.-)
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • signs and symptoms classified in the body system chapters
    • signs and symptoms of breast (N63, N64.5)
    Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms Clinical Information ICD-10-CM R51 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):

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Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to R51:

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to R51:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To R51
R49.8 Other voice and resonance disorders
R49.9 Unspecified voice and resonance disorder
R50 Fever of other and unknown origin
R50.2 Drug induced fever
R50.8 Other specified fever
R50.81 Fever presenting with conditions classified elsewhere
R50.82 Postprocedural fever
R50.83 Postvaccination fever
R50.84 Febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reaction
R50.9 Fever, unspecified
R51 Headache
R52 Pain, unspecified
R53 Malaise and fatigue
R53.0 Neoplastic (malignant) related fatigue
R53.1 Weakness
R53.2 Functional quadriplegia
R53.8 Other malaise and fatigue
R53.81 Other malaise
R53.82 Chronic fatigue, unspecified
R53.83 Other fatigue
R54 Age-related physical debility

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