Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 244.0
Postsurgical hypothyroidism
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Postsurgical hypothyroid.
  • ICD-9-CM 244.0 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 244.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Hypothyroidism (low thyroid), after surgery
  • Hypothyroidism, postop
  • Postoperative hypothyroidism
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 244.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM E89.0 Postprocedural hypothyroidism
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 244.0:
  • Absence (organ or part) (complete or partial)
    • thyroid (gland) (surgical) 246.8
      • with hypothyroidism 244.0
      • cartilage, congenital 748.3
      • congenital 243
  • Hypothyroidism (acquired) 244.9
    • due to
      • ablation 244.1
        • radioactive iodine 244.1
        • surgical 244.0
      • iodine (administration) (ingestion) 244.2
      • irradiation therapy 244.1
      • p-aminosalicylic acid (PAS) 244.3
      • phenylbutazone 244.3
      • resorcinol 244.3
      • specified cause NEC 244.8
      • surgery 244.0
    • postsurgical 244.0
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