Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 994.6
Motion sickness
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 994.6 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 994.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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.
Applies To
  • Air sickness
  • Seasickness
  • Travel sickness
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 994.6 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T75.3XXA Motion sickness, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 994.6:
  • Air
    • sickness 994.6
  • Airplane sickness 994.6
  • Car sickness 994.6
  • Effect, adverse NEC
    • motion 994.6
  • Mal
    • de mer 994.6
  • Motion sickness (from travel, any vehicle) (from roundabouts or swings) 994.6
  • Nausea (see also Vomiting) 787.02
    • marina 994.6
  • Seasickness 994.6
  • Sickness
    • air (travel) 994.6
    • airplane 994.6
    • car 994.6
    • motion 994.6
    • roundabout (motion) 994.6
    • sea 994.6
    • swing (motion) 994.6
    • train (railway) (travel) 994.6
    • travel (any vehicle) 994.6
  • Train sickness 994.6
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