Not Valid for Submission
F13.18 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic abuse with other sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced disorders. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.
Specific Coding for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic abuse w oth disorders
Non-specific codes like F13.18 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 sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic abuse w oth disorders:
Information for Patients
Prescription Drug Misuse
If you take a medicine in a way that is different from what the doctor prescribed, it is called prescription drug misuse. It could be
- Taking a medicine that was prescribed for someone else
- Taking a larger dose than you are supposed to
- Taking the medicine in a different way than you are supposed to. This might be crushing tablets and then snorting or injecting them.
- Using the medicine for another purpose, such as getting high
Misusing some prescription drugs can lead to addiction. These include opioids, sedatives, tranquilizers, and stimulants.
Every medicine has some risk of side effects. Doctors take this into account when prescribing medicines. People who misuse these drugs may not understand the risks. The medicines may not be safe for them, especially at higher doses or when taken with other medicines.
NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
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