2022 ICD-10-CM Code F17.22

Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:F17.22
Short Description:Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco
Long Description:Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco

Code Classification

  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Mental and behavioral disorders due to psychoactive substance use (F10-F19)
      • Nicotine dependence (F17)

F17.22 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco. 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 Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco

Non-specific codes like F17.22 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 nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F17.220 for Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, uncomplicated
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F17.221 for Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, in remission
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F17.223 for Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, with withdrawal
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F17.228 for Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, with other nicotine-induced disorders
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F17.229 for Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, with unspecified nicotine-induced disorders

Information for Patients


Smokeless Tobacco

Many people who chew tobacco or dip snuff think it's safer than smoking. But you don't have to smoke tobacco for it to be dangerous. Chewing or dipping carries risks like

Recent research shows the dangers of smokeless tobacco may go beyond the mouth. It might also play a role in other cancers, heart disease and stroke.

Smokeless tobacco contains more nicotine than cigarettes. Nicotine is a highly addictive drug that makes it hard to stop using tobacco once you start. Having a quit date and a quitting plan can help you stop successfully.

NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research


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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)