ICD-10-CM Code F16.15

Hallucinogen abuse with hallucinogen-induced psychotic disorder

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

F16.15 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of hallucinogen abuse with hallucinogen-induced psychotic disorder. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:F16.15
Short Description:Hallucinogen abuse w hallucinogen-induced psychotic disorder
Long Description:Hallucinogen abuse with hallucinogen-induced psychotic disorder

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • F16.150 - Hallucinogen abuse with hallucinogen-induced psychotic disorder with delusions
  • F16.151 - Hallucinogen abuse with hallucinogen-induced psychotic disorder with hallucinations
  • F16.159 - ... unspecified

Code Classification

  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Mental and behavioral disorders due to psychoactive substance use (F10-F19)
      • Hallucinogen related disorders (F16)

Code History

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

Information for Patients


Drug Abuse

Also called: Substance abuse

Drug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way. Each year drug abuse causes millions of serious illnesses or injuries among Americans. Abused drugs include

  • Methamphetamine
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Club drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription drugs, including opioids

Drug abuse also plays a role in many major social problems, such as drugged driving, violence, stress, and child abuse. Drug abuse can lead to homelessness, crime, and missed work or problems with keeping a job. It harms unborn babies and destroys families. There are different types of treatment for drug abuse. But the best is to prevent drug abuse in the first place.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Drug abuse (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Drug dependence (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Toxicology screen (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Psychotic Disorders

Also called: Psychoses

Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking and perceptions. People with psychoses lose touch with reality. Two of the main symptoms are delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that someone is plotting against you or that the TV is sending you secret messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that is not there.

Schizophrenia is one type of psychotic disorder. People with bipolar disorder may also have psychotic symptoms. Other problems that can cause psychosis include alcohol and some drugs, brain tumors, brain infections, and stroke.

Treatment depends on the cause of the psychosis. It might involve drugs to control symptoms and talk therapy. Hospitalization is an option for serious cases where a person might be dangerous to himself or others.

  • Brief psychotic disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hallucinations (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Major depression with psychotic features (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mental status testing (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Psychosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Schizoaffective disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)

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