Billable Medical Code for Unspecified Acquired Hypothyroidism
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 244.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 244.9.
The Short Description Is: Hypothyroidism NOS.
Hypothyroid is also known as acquired hypothyroidism, cerebral degeneration due to hypothyroidism, cerebral degeneration in hypothyroidism, hypothyroid (low level of thyroid hormone) in childbirth, hypothyroid (low thyroid) in pregnancy before birth, hypothyroid in childbirth, hypothyroid in pregnancy antepartum, hypothyroidism (low thyroid), hypothyroidism (low thyroid), acquired, hypothyroidism in childbirth, hypothyroidism in pregnancy antepartum, hypothyroidism postpartum, hypothyroidism acquired, myxedema, myxedema coma, postpartum (after childbirth) hypothyroidism, postpartum hypothyroidism, and subclinical hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroid Definition and Symptoms
Hypothyroid is also known as under active thyroid, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough of certain hormones that are important for you body to function normally. Symptoms include increased sensitivity to hot or cold, unexplained weight gain/loss, elevated blood cholesterol, slowed heart rate, depression, thinning hair, muscle aches, irregular or heavy periods, pain in the joints, fatigue, dry skin, and impaired memory.