2021 ICD-10-CM Code F13.2

Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-related dependence

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

F13.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-related 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:F13.2
Short Description:Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-related dependence
Long Description:Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-related dependence

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-related dependence

Non-specific codes like F13.2 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 sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-related dependence:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.20 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence, uncomplicated
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.21 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence, in remission
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F13.22 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with intoxication
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.220 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with intoxication, uncomplicated
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.221 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with intoxication delirium
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.229 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with intoxication, unspecified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F13.23 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with withdrawal
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.230 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with withdrawal, uncomplicated
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.231 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with withdrawal delirium
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.232 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with withdrawal with perceptual disturbance
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.239 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with withdrawal, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.24 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced mood disorder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F13.25 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced psychotic disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.250 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced psychotic disorder with delusions
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.251 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced psychotic disorder with hallucinations
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.259 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced psychotic disorder, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.26 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced persisting amnestic disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.27 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced persisting dementia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F13.28 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with other sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced disorders
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.280 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced anxiety disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.281 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced sexual dysfunction
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.282 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced sleep disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.288 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with other sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.29 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic dependence with unspecified sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-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 F13.2:


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.

Information for Patients


Prescription Drug Abuse

If you take a medicine in a way that is different from what the doctor prescribed, it is called prescription drug abuse. It could be

Abusing 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 abuse 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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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)