Valid for Submission
F43.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of acute stress reaction. The code F43.0 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code F43.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute stress disorder, combat fatigue, exhaustion, exhaustion delirium, psychogenic fugue , psychogenic fugue co-occurrent and due to stress reaction, etc.
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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code F43.0:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Acute crisis reaction
- Acute reaction to stress
- Combat and operational stress reaction
- Combat fatigue
- Crisis state
- Psychic shock
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 F43.0 are found in the index:
- - Battle exhaustion - F43.0
- - Combat fatigue - F43.0
- - Crisis
- - Delirium, delirious (acute or subacute) (not alcohol- or drug-induced) (with dementia) - R41.0
- - exhaustion - F43.0
- - Disorder (of) - See Also: Disease;
- - Disturbance (s) - See Also: Disease;
- - Exhaustion, exhaustive (physical NEC) - R53.83
- - Reaction - See Also: Disorder;
- - Shellshock (current) - F43.0
- - Situational
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute stress disorder
- Combat fatigue
- Exhaustion delirium
- Psychogenic fugue
- Psychogenic fugue co-occurrent and due to stress reaction
- Stress and adjustment reaction
Convert F43.0 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code F43.0 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Not all stress is bad. All animals have a stress response, and it can be life-saving. But chronic stress can cause both physical and mental harm.
There are at least three different types of stress:
- Routine stress related to the pressures of work, family, and other daily responsibilities
- Stress brought about by a sudden negative change, such as losing a job, divorce, or illness
- Traumatic stress, which happens when you are in danger of being seriously hurt or killed. Examples include a major accident, war, assault, or a natural disaster. This type of stress can cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Different people may feel stress in different ways. Some people experience digestive symptoms. Others may have headaches, sleeplessness, depressed mood, anger, and irritability. People under chronic stress get more frequent and severe viral infections, such as the flu or common cold. Vaccines, such as the flu shot, are less effective for them.
Some people cope with stress more effectively than others. It's important to know your limits when it comes to stress, so you can avoid more serious health effects.
NIH: National Institute of Mental Health
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