2021 ICD-10-CM Code F13.9

Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-related use, unspecified

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

F13.9 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 use, unspecified. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like F13.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

ICD-10:F13.9
Short Description:Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-related use, unspecified
Long Description:Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-related use, unspecified

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-related use, unspecified

Non-specific codes like F13.9 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 use, unspecified:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.90 for Sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic use, unspecified, uncomplicated
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F13.92 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with intoxication
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.920 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with intoxication, uncomplicated
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.921 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with intoxication delirium
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.929 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with intoxication, unspecified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F13.93 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with withdrawal
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.930 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with withdrawal, uncomplicated
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.931 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with withdrawal delirium
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.932 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with withdrawal with perceptual disturbances
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.939 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with withdrawal, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.94 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced mood disorder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F13.95 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced psychotic disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.950 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced psychotic disorder with delusions
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.951 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced psychotic disorder with hallucinations
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.959 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced psychotic disorder, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.96 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced persisting amnestic disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.97 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced persisting dementia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F13.98 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with other sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced disorders
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.980 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced anxiety disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.981 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced sexual dysfunction
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.982 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced sleep disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.988 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified with other sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic-induced disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F13.99 for Sedative, hypnotic or anxiolytic use, unspecified 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 F13.9:


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.

Information for Patients


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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.

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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)