2021 ICD-10-CM Code F10.12

Alcohol abuse with intoxication

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

F10.12 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse with intoxication. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:F10.12
Short Description:Alcohol abuse with intoxication
Long Description:Alcohol abuse with intoxication

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Alcohol abuse with intoxication

Non-specific codes like F10.12 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for alcohol abuse with intoxication:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F10.120 for Alcohol abuse with intoxication, uncomplicated
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F10.121 for Alcohol abuse with intoxication delirium
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F10.129 for Alcohol abuse with intoxication, unspecified

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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)