Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 307.23
Tourette's disorder
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 307.23 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 307.23 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Gilles de la Tourettes syndrome
  • Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A neurologic disorder caused by defective metabolism of the neurotransmitters in the brain. It is characterized by repeated involuntary movements (motor tics) and uncontrollable vocal sounds (vocal tics). The symptoms are usually manifested before the age of eighteen.
  • A neuropsychological disorder related to alterations in dopamine metabolism and neurotransmission involving frontal-subcortical neuronal circuits. Both multiple motor and one or more vocal tics need to be present with tics occurring many times a day, nearly daily, over a period of more than one year. The onset is before age 18 and the disturbance is not due to direct physiological effects of a substance or a general medical condition. The disturbance causes marked distress or significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. (from dsm-iv, 1994; neurol clin 1997 may;15(2):357-79)
  • If you have tourette syndrome, you make unusual movements or sounds, called tics. You have little or no control over them. Common tics are throat-clearing and blinking. You may repeat words, spin, or, rarely, blurt out swear words. About one of every 100 people has tourette syndrome. It often occurs with other problems, such as
    • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd)
    • obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd)
    • anxiety
    • depression
    the cause of tourette syndrome is unknown. It is more common in boys than girls. The tics usually start in childhood and may be worst in the early teens. Many people eventually outgrow them. No treatment is needed unless the tics interfere with everyday life. Excitement or worry can make tics worse. Calm, focused activities may make them better. Medicines and talk therapy may also help.
  • Neuropsychological disorder related to alterations in dopamine metabolism and neurotransmission involving frontal-subcortical neuronal circuits; both multiple motor and one or more vocal tics need to be present with tics occurring many times a day, nearly daily, over a period of more than one year; disturbance causes marked distress or significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
Applies To
  • Motor-verbal tic disorder
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 307.23 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F95.2 Tourette's disorder
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 307.23:
  • Brissaud's
    • motor-verbal tic 307.23
  • Chorea (gravis) (minor) (spasmodic) 333.5
    • variabilis 307.23
  • Compulsion, compulsive
    • swearing 300.3
      • in Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome 307.23
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Gilles de la Tourette's (motor-verbal tic) 307.23
    • Guinon's (motor-verbal tic) 307.23
    • Tourette's 307.23
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • Tourette's 307.23
  • Gilles de la Tourette's disease (motor-verbal tic) 307.23
  • Guinon's disease (motor-verbal tic) 307.23
  • Myospasia impulsiva 307.23
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Gilles de la Tourette's 307.23
  • Tic 307.20
    • motor-verbal 307.23
  • Tourette's disease (motor-verbal tic) 307.23
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