ICD-10-CM Code F20.81

Schizophreniform disorder

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

F20.81 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of schizophreniform disorder. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code F20.81 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute schizophrenia-like psychotic disorder or schizophreniform disorder or schizophreniform disorder with good prognostic features or schizophreniform disorder without good prognostic features.

ICD-10:F20.81
Short Description:Schizophreniform disorder
Long Description:Schizophreniform disorder

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code F20.81:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Schizophreniform psychosis NOS

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code F20.81 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acute schizophrenia-like psychotic disorder
  • Schizophreniform disorder
  • Schizophreniform disorder with good prognostic features
  • Schizophreniform disorder without good prognostic features

Clinical Information

  • PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS-. disorders in which there is a loss of ego boundaries or a gross impairment in reality testing with delusions or prominent hallucinations. from dsm iv 1994

Convert F20.81 to ICD-9

  • 295.40 - Schizophreniform dis NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Schizophrenia, schizotypal, delusional, and other non-mood psychotic disorders (F20-F29)
      • Schizophrenia (F20)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious brain illness. People who have it may hear voices that aren't there. They may think other people are trying to hurt them. Sometimes they don't make sense when they talk. The disorder makes it hard for them to keep a job or take care of themselves.

Symptoms of schizophrenia usually start between ages 16 and 30. Men often develop symptoms at a younger age than women. People usually do not get schizophrenia after age 45. There are three types of symptoms:

  • Psychotic symptoms distort a person's thinking. These include hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that are not there), delusions (beliefs that are not true), trouble organizing thoughts, and strange movements.
  • "Negative" symptoms make it difficult to show emotions and to function normally. A person may seem depressed and withdrawn.
  • Cognitive symptoms affect the thought process. These include trouble using information, making decisions, and paying attention.

No one is sure what causes schizophrenia. Your genes, environment, and brain chemistry may play a role.

There is no cure. Medicine can help control many of the symptoms. You may need to try different medicines to see which works best. You should stay on your medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. Additional treatments can help you deal with your illness from day to day. These include therapy, family education, rehabilitation, and skills training.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health

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