2021 ICD-10-CM Code F12.2

Cannabis dependence

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

F12.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of cannabis dependence. 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:F12.2
Short Description:Cannabis dependence
Long Description:Cannabis dependence

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Cannabis dependence

Non-specific codes like F12.2 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 cannabis dependence:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F12.20 for Cannabis dependence, uncomplicated
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F12.21 for Cannabis dependence, in remission
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F12.22 for Cannabis dependence with intoxication
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F12.220 for Cannabis dependence with intoxication, uncomplicated
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F12.221 for Cannabis dependence with intoxication delirium
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F12.222 for Cannabis dependence with intoxication with perceptual disturbance
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F12.229 for Cannabis dependence with intoxication, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F12.23 for Cannabis dependence with withdrawal
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F12.25 for Cannabis dependence with psychotic disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F12.250 for Cannabis dependence with psychotic disorder with delusions
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F12.251 for Cannabis dependence with psychotic disorder with hallucinations
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F12.259 for Cannabis dependence with psychotic disorder, unspecified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F12.28 for Cannabis dependence with other cannabis-induced disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F12.280 for Cannabis dependence with cannabis-induced anxiety disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F12.288 for Cannabis dependence with other cannabis-induced disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F12.29 for Cannabis dependence with unspecified cannabis-induced disorder

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code F12.2:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


Marijuana

Also called: Cannabis, Ganja, Grass, Hash, Pot, Weed

What is marijuana?

Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mix of dried, crumbled parts from the marijuana plant. The plant contains chemicals which act on your brain and can change your mood or consciousness.

How do people use marijuana?

There are many different ways that people use marijuana, including

What are the effects of marijuana?

Marijuana can cause both short-term and long-term effects.

Short term:

While you are high, you may experience

Long term:

In the long term, marijuana can cause health problems, such as

Can you overdose on marijuana?

It is possible to overdose on marijuana, if you take a very high dose. Symptoms of an overdose include anxiety, panic, and a rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, an overdose can cause paranoia and hallucinations. There are no reports of people dying from using just marijuana.

Is marijuana addictive?

After using marijuana for a while, it is possible to get addicted to it. You are more likely to become addicted if you use marijuana every day or you started using it when you were a teenager. If you are addicted, you will have a strong need to take the drug. You may also need to smoke more and more of it to get the same high. When you try to quit, you may have mild withdrawal symptoms such as

What is medical marijuana?

The marijuana plant has chemicals that can help with some health problems. More states are making it legal to use the plant as medicine for certain medical conditions. But there isn't enough research to show that the whole plant works to treat or cure these conditions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved the marijuana plant as a medicine. Marijuana is still illegal at the national level.

However, there have been scientific studies of cannabinoids, the chemicals in marijuana. The two main cannabinoids that are of medical interest are THC and CBD. The FDA has approved two drugs that contain THC. These drugs treat nausea caused by chemotherapy and increase appetite in patients who have severe weight loss from AIDS. There is also a liquid drug that contains CBD. It treats two forms of severe childhood epilepsy. Scientists are doing more research with marijuana and its ingredients to treat many diseases and conditions.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse


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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)