2021 ICD-10-CM Code F19.98

Other psychoactive substance use, unspecified with other psychoactive substance-induced disorders

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

F19.98 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other psychoactive substance use, unspecified with other psychoactive substance-induced disorders. 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 F19.98 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:F19.98
Short Description:Oth psychoactive substance use, unsp w oth disorders
Long Description:Other psychoactive substance use, unspecified with other psychoactive substance-induced disorders

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Oth psychoactive substance use, unsp w oth disorders

Non-specific codes like F19.98 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 oth psychoactive substance use, unsp w oth disorders:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F19.980 for Other psychoactive substance use, unspecified with psychoactive substance-induced anxiety disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F19.981 for Other psychoactive substance use, unspecified with psychoactive substance-induced sexual dysfunction
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F19.982 for Other psychoactive substance use, unspecified with psychoactive substance-induced sleep disorder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F19.988 for Other psychoactive substance use, unspecified with other psychoactive substance-induced disorder

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

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


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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)