ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Y90.9

Presence of alcohol in blood, level not specified

Diagnosis Code Y90.9

ICD-10: Y90.9
Short Description: Presence of alcohol in blood, level not specified
Long Description: Presence of alcohol in blood, level not specified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Y90.9

Valid for Submission
The code Y90.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Supplementary factors related to causes of morbidity classified elsewhere (Y90-Y99)
      • Evidence of alcohol involv determined by blood alcohol level (Y90)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Alcohol in blood specimen above reference range
  • Ethanol in blood specimen above legal threshold for operating vehicle
  • Ethanol in blood specimen above reference range
  • Finding of alcohol in blood

Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code Y90.9 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Blood alcohol level
    • Blood alcohol level
      • presence in blood, level not specified
    • Factors, supplemental
      • alcohol
        • blood level
          • presence in blood, level not specified
    • Factors, supplemental
      • alcohol
        • presence in blood, but level not specified

Information for Patients


Alcohol

Also called: Drinking

If you are like many Americans, you drink alcohol at least occasionally. For many people, moderate drinking is probably safe. It may even have health benefits, including reducing your risk of certain heart problems. For most women and for most people over 65, moderate drinking is no more than three drinks a day or seven drinks per week. For men under 65, it is no more than four drinks a day or 14 drinks per week.

Some people should not drink at all, including alcoholics, children, pregnant women, people taking certain medicines, and people with certain medical conditions. If you have questions about whether it is safe for you to drink, speak with your health care provider.

Anything more than moderate drinking can be risky. Heavy drinking can lead to alcoholism and alcohol abuse, as well as injuries, liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and other health problems. It can also cause problems at home, at work, and with friends.

NIH: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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