2021 ICD-10-CM Code F65

Paraphilias

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

F65 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of paraphilias. 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.

ICD-10:F65
Short Description:Paraphilias
Long Description:Paraphilias

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Paraphilias

Non-specific codes like F65 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 paraphilias:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F65.0 for Fetishism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F65.1 for Transvestic fetishism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F65.2 for Exhibitionism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F65.3 for Voyeurism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F65.4 for Pedophilia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F65.5 for Sadomasochism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F65.50 for Sadomasochism, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F65.51 for Sexual masochism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F65.52 for Sexual sadism
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - F65.8 for Other paraphilias
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F65.81 for Frotteurism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F65.89 for Other paraphilias
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F65.9 for Paraphilia, unspecified

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


Mental Disorders

Also called: Mental illness

What are mental disorders?

Mental disorders (or mental illnesses) are conditions that affect your thinking, feeling, mood, and behavior. They may be occasional or long-lasting (chronic). They can affect your ability to relate to others and function each day.

What are some types of mental disorders?

There are many different types of mental disorders. Some common ones include

What causes mental disorders?

There is no single cause for mental illness. A number of factors can contribute to risk for mental illness, such as

Mental disorders are not caused by character flaws. They have nothing to do with being lazy or weak.

Who is at risk for mental disorders?

Mental disorders are common. More than half of all Americans will be diagnosed with a mental disorder at some time in their life.

How are mental disorders diagnosed?

The steps to getting a diagnosis include

What are the treatments for mental disorders?

Treatment depends on which mental disorder you have and how serious it is. You and your provider will work on a treatment plan just for you. It usually involves some type of therapy. You may also take medicines. Some people also need social support and education on managing their condition.

In some cases, you may need more intensive treatment. You may need to go to a psychiatric hospital. This could be because your mental illness is severe. Or it could be because you are at risk of hurting yourself or someone else. In the hospital, you will get counseling, group discussions, and activities with mental health professionals and other patients.


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Sexual Health

Sexuality is a big part of being human. Love, affection and sexual intimacy all play a role in healthy relationships. They also contribute to your sense of well-being. A number of disorders can affect the ability to have or enjoy sex in both men and women.

Factors that can affect sexual health include


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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)