Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 780.4
Dizziness and giddiness
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 780.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 780.4 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: 780.4 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM R42 Dizziness and giddiness
Approximate Synonyms
  • Chronic vertigo
  • Disembarkment syndrome
  • Disequilibrium
  • Dizziness
  • Dysequilibrium
  • Dysequilibrium syndrome
  • Light headedness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Mal dedebarquement syndrome
  • Non-labyrinth vertigo
  • Non-labyrinthine vertigo
  • Vertigo
  • Vertigo (spinning sensation)
  • Vertigo (spinning sensation), chronic
  • Vertigo due to infrasound
  • Vertigo from infrasound
  • 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
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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