Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 307.81
Tension headache
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 307.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 307.81 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 307.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM G44.209 Tension-type headache, unspecified, not intractable
Approximate Synonyms
  • Headache, psychogenic
  • Headache, tension
  • Intractable tension headache
  • Psychogenic headache
  • Tension headache, intractable
  • Tension-type headache
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)
307.81 Excludes
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 307.81:
  • Cephalgia, cephalagia (see also Headache) 784.0
    • nonorganic origin 307.81
    • psychogenic 307.81
    • tension 307.81
  • Ditthomska syndrome 307.81
  • Headache 784.0
    • emotional 307.81
    • nonorganic origin 307.81
    • psychogenic 307.81
    • psychophysiologic 307.81
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Ditthomska 307.81
  • Tension
    • headache 307.81
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