New Diagnostic Codes for Substance Use Disorders and ARFID in 2018

January 2018 ~

The federal agency responsible for the use of the ICD-10 in the United States, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), has released an updated version of the ICD-10-CM for 2018.

This year, there are several important updates involving diagnostic codes within the Mental, Behavioral, and Neurodevelopmental chapter (F00-F99), most of which relate to new specifiers, which occur after the decimal point of the parent code, for substance abuse disorders. Additionally, the code for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) has been moved from “Other specified eating disorder” to “Other eating disorder.”

The following updates are intended to improve the coding specificity of the diagnoses for more accurate diagnostic recording and reimbursement:

Substance Use Disorders

Behavioral health professionals will now select a specific ICD-10-CM code when a patient is in remission from abuse of a variety of substances, including alcohol, opioids and cannabis.

  • Alcohol use disorder, mild, in early or sustained remission: F10.10?F10.11
  • Alcohol use disorder, moderate, in early or sustained remission: F10.20?F10.21
  • Alcohol use disorder, severe, in early or sustained remission: F10.20?F10.21
  • Opioid use disorder, mild, in early or sustained remission: F11.10?F11.11
  • Opioid use disorder, moderate, in early or sustained remission: F11.20?F11.21
  • Opioid use disorder, severe, in early or sustained remission: F11.20?F11.21
  • Cannabis use disorder, mild, in early or sustained remission: F12.10?F12.11
  • Cannabis use disorder, moderate, in early or sustained remission: F12.20?F12.21
  • Cannabis use disorder, severe, in early or sustained remission: F12.20?F12.21
  • Sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic use disorder, mild, in early or sustained remission: F13.10?F13.11
  • Sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic use disorder, moderate, in early or sustained remission: F13.20?F13.21
  • Sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic use disorder, severe, in early or sustained remission: F13.20?F13.21
  • Cocaine use disorder, mild, in early or sustained remission: F14.10?F14.11
  • Cocaine use disorder, moderate, in early or sustained remission: F14.20?F14.21
  • Cocaine use disorder, severe, in early or sustained remission: F14.20?F14.21
  • Amphetamine-type substance use disorder, mild, in early or sustained remission: F15.10?F15.11
  • Amphetamine-type substance use disorder, moderate, in early or sustained remission: F15.20?F15.21
  • Amphetamine-type substance use disorder, severe, in early or sustained remission: F15.20?F15.21
  • Phencyclidine use disorder, mild, in early or sustained remission: F16.10?F16.11
  • Phencyclidine use disorder, moderate, in early or sustained remission: F16.20?F16.21
  • Phencyclidine use disorder, severe, in early or sustained remission: F16.20?F16.21
  • Other hallucinogen use disorder, mild, in early or sustained remission: F16.10?F16.11
  • Other hallucinogen use disorder, moderate, in early or sustained remission: F16.20?F16.21
  • Other hallucinogen use disorder, severe, in early or sustained remission: F16.20?F16.21
  • Tobacco use disorder, moderate, in early or sustained remission: F17.200?F17.201
  • Tobacco use disorder, severe, in early or sustained remission: F17.200?F17.201
  • Inhalant use disorder, mild, in early or sustained remission: F18.10?F18.11
  • Inhalant use disorder, moderate, in early or sustained remission: F18.20?F18.21
  • Inhalant use disorder, severe, in early or sustained remission: F18.20?F18.21
  • Other (or Unknown) Substance Use Disorder, mild, in early or sustained remission: F19.10?F19.11
  • Other (or Unknown) Substance Use Disorder, moderate, in early or sustained remission: F19.20?F19.21

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder: F50.89?F50.82

 

 

Source(s): Medical Coding News; Psychiatric Times;

 

 

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