Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 780.4
Dizziness and giddiness
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 780.4 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 780.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Chronic vertigo (finding)
  • Disequilibrium
  • Dizziness
  • Dysequilibrium
  • Dysequilibrium syndrome
  • Light headedness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Non-labyrinth vertigo
  • Non-labyrinthine vertigo (disorder)
  • Vertigo
  • Vertigo (spinning sensation)
  • Vertigo (spinning sensation), chronic
  • Vertigo, chronic
  • Vertigo, non-labyrinthine
Clinical Information
  • Illusory sense that either the environment or one's own body is revolving; may result from disease of the inner ear or disturbances of the vestibular centers or pathways.
  • Vertigo is a feeling of movement, a sensation as if the external world were revolving around the patient (objective vertigo) or as if he himself were revolving in space (subjective vertigo). Vertigo is medically distinct from dizziness, lightheadedness, and unsteadiness.
780.4 Excludes
  • Ménière's disease and other specified vertiginous syndromes (386.0-386.9)
Applies To
  • Light-headedness
  • Vertigo NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 780.4 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R42 Dizziness and giddiness
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 780.4:
  • Disturbance - see also Disease
    • equilibrium 780.4
  • Dizziness 780.4
  • Dysequilibrium 780.4
  • Giddiness 780.4
  • Light-headedness 780.4
  • Swimming in the head 780.4
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Mal de Debarquement 780.4
  • Vertigo 780.4
    • benign paroxysmal positional 386.11
    • Dix and Hallpike (epidemic) 386.12
    • epileptic - see Epilepsy
    • malignant positional 386.2
    • Ménière's (see also Disease, Ménière's) 386.00
    • paroxysmal positional, benign 386.11
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