ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F17.220

Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, uncomplicated

Diagnosis Code F17.220

ICD-10: F17.220
Short Description: Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, uncomplicated
Long Description: Nicotine dependence, chewing tobacco, uncomplicated
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F17.220

Valid for Submission
The code F17.220 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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


Version 2019 Billable Code Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis - There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Convert to ICD-9
  • 305.1 - Tobacco use disorder (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Continuous dependence on chewing tobacco
  • Episodic dependence on chewing tobacco
  • Tobacco dependence caused by chewing tobacco
  • Tobacco dependence, continuous
  • Tobacco dependence, episodic

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code F17.220 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Smokeless Tobacco

Also called: Chewing tobacco, Dip, Oral tobacco, Snuff, Spit 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

  • Cancer of the mouth
  • Decay of exposed tooth roots
  • Pulling away of the gums from the teeth
  • White patches or red sores in the mouth that can turn to cancer

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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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
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