2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T75.3

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Motion sickness

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T75.3 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM T75.3 became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T75.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 T75.3 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Airsickness
  • Seasickness
  • Travel sickness
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • external cause code to identify vehicle or type of motion (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y92.81

    Transport vehicle as the place of occurrence of the external cause

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    Type 1 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Y93.5

    Activities involving other sports and athletics played individually

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    Type 1 Excludes
The following code(s) above T75.3 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 T75.3:
  • S00-T88
    2023 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • T75
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T75

    Other and unspecified effects of other external causes

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    Type 1 Excludes
    • adverse effects NEC (T78.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Other and unspecified effects of other external causes
Clinical Information
  • Disorder caused by motion, as sea sickness, train sickness, car sickness, air sickness, or space motion sickness. It may include nausea, vomiting and dizziness.
  • Motion sickness is a common problem in people traveling by car, train, airplanes and especially boats. Motion sickness can start suddenly, with a queasy feeling and cold sweats. It can then lead to dizziness and nausea and vomiting.your brain senses movement by getting signals from your inner ears, eyes, muscles and joints. When it gets signals that do not match, you can get motion sickness. For example, down below on a boat, your inner ear senses motion, but your eyes cannot tell you are moving. Where you sit can make a difference. The front seat of a car, forward cars of a train, upper deck on a boat or wing seats in a plane may give you a smoother ride. Looking out into the distance - instead of trying to read or look at something in the vehicle - can also help. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to T75.3:
  • Air
    • sickness T75.3
  • Airplane sickness T75.3
  • Car sickness T75.3
  • Effect, adverse
    • motion T75.3
  • Mal de mer T75.3
  • Motion sickness T75.3 (from travel, any vehicle) (from roundabouts or swings)
  • Nausea (without vomiting) R11.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R11.0


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    Applicable To
    • Nausea NOS
    • Nausea without vomiting
    • marina T75.3
    • navalis T75.3
  • Seasickness T75.3
  • Sickness
    • air T75.3 (travel)
    • airplane T75.3
    • car T75.3
    • motion T75.3
    • roundabout T75.3 (motion)
    • sea T75.3
    • swing T75.3 (motion)
    • train T75.3 (railway) (travel)
    • travel T75.3 (any vehicle)
  • Train sickness T75.3

External Cause Index entries containing back-references to T75.3:
  • Car sickness T75.3
  • Motion sickness T75.3
  • Seasickness T75.3
  • Travel T75.3 (effects) (sickness)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T75.3
T75.22XD …… subsequent encounter
T75.22XS …… sequela
T75.23 Vertigo from infrasound
T75.23XA …… initial encounter
T75.23XD …… subsequent encounter
T75.23XS …… sequela
T75.29 Other effects of vibration
T75.29XA …… initial encounter
T75.29XD …… subsequent encounter
T75.29XS …… sequela
T75.3 Motion sickness
T75.3XXA …… initial encounter
T75.3XXD …… subsequent encounter
T75.3XXS …… sequela
T75.4 Electrocution
T75.4XXA …… initial encounter
T75.4XXD …… subsequent encounter
T75.4XXS …… sequela
T75.8 Other specified effects of external causes
T75.81 Effects of abnormal gravitation [G] forces
T75.81XA …… initial encounter

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