Not Valid for Submission
F18.22 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of inhalant dependence with intoxication. 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.
Specific Coding for Inhalant dependence with intoxication
Non-specific codes like F18.22 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 inhalant dependence with intoxication:
Information for Patients
Also called: Huffing
If you're a parent, you may fear that your kids will use drugs such as marijuana or LSD. But you may not realize the dangers of substances in your own home. Household products such as glues, hair sprays, paints and lighter fluid can be drugs for kids in search of a quick high. Many young people inhale vapors from these, not knowing that it can cause serious health problems.
Both parents and kids need to know the dangers. Even inhaling once can disrupt heart rhythms and lower oxygen levels. Either of these can cause death. Regular abuse can result in serious harm to the brain, heart, kidneys, and liver.
NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Inhalants - NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
- Substance use -- inhalants (Medical Encyclopedia)
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