Valid for Submission
F43.10 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, unspecified. The code F43.10 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code F43.10 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like complex posttraumatic stress disorder, concentration camp syndrome, delayed posttraumatic stress disorder following military combat, post-trauma response, posttraumatic stress disorder , posttraumatic stress disorder, delayed onset, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like F43.10 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.
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 F43.10 are found in the index:
- - Disorder (of) - See Also: Disease;
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Complex posttraumatic stress disorder
- Concentration camp syndrome
- Delayed posttraumatic stress disorder following military combat
- Post-trauma response
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
- Posttraumatic stress disorder, delayed onset
- Stockholm syndrome
- STRESS DISORDERS POST TRAUMATIC-. a class of traumatic stress disorders with symptoms that last more than one month.
Convert F43.10 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code F43.10 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
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Also called: PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a real illness. You can get PTSD after living through or seeing a traumatic event, such as war, a hurricane, sexual assault, physical abuse, or a bad accident. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over. It affects your life and the people around you.
PTSD can cause problems like
- Flashbacks, or feeling like the event is happening again
- Trouble sleeping or nightmares
- Feeling alone
- Angry outbursts
- Feeling worried, guilty, or sad
PTSD starts at different times for different people. Signs of PTSD may start soon after a frightening event and then continue. Other people develop new or more severe signs months or even years later. PTSD can happen to anyone, even children.
Treatment may include talk therapy, medicines, or both. Treatment might take 6 to 12 weeks. For some people, it takes longer.
NIH: National Institute of Mental Health
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Traumatic events and children (Medical Encyclopedia)
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