Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 339.1
Tension type headache
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 3 ICD-9-CM codes below 339.1 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A common primary headache disorder, characterized by a dull, non-pulsatile, diffuse, band-like (or vice-like) pain of mild to moderate intensity in the head; scalp; or neck. The subtypes are classified by frequency and severity of symptoms. There is no clear cause even though it has been associated with muscle contraction and stress. (international classification of headache disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)
339.1 Excludes
  • tension headache NOS (307.81)
  • tension headache related to psychological factors (307.81)
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