2021 ICD-10-CM Code F18.92

Inhalant use, unspecified with intoxication

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

F18.92 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 use, unspecified 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like F18.92 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:F18.92
Short Description:Inhalant use, unspecified with intoxication
Long Description:Inhalant use, unspecified with intoxication

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Inhalant use, unspecified with intoxication

Non-specific codes like F18.92 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 use, unspecified with intoxication:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F18.920 for Inhalant use, unspecified with intoxication, uncomplicated
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F18.921 for Inhalant use, unspecified with intoxication with delirium
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F18.929 for Inhalant use, unspecified with intoxication, unspecified

Information for Patients


Inhalants

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


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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)