ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Dec 13, 2018

See: Headache

  ICD-10 Code for Headache R51

R51 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

R51 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 18 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99)
Section R50-R69 General symptoms and signs (R50-R69)
Category R51 Headache

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Facial pain NOS
Excludes1
  • atypical face pain (G50.1)
  • migraine and other headache syndromes (G43-G44)
  • trigeminal neuralgia (G50.0)
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Headache”

  • Headache - R51
    • chronic daily - R51
    • daily chronic - R51
    • nasal septum - R51
  • Pain(s) - R52See also Painful
    • face, facial - R51
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When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.