ICD-10-CM Code F84.5

Asperger's syndrome

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

F84.5 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of asperger's syndrome. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code F84.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like asperger's disorder or residual asperger's disorder or schizophrenia or schizophrenic disorders or subchronic schizophrenia.

ICD-10:F84.5
Short Description:Asperger's syndrome
Long Description:Asperger's syndrome

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 F84.5:

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.
  • Asperger's disorder
  • Autistic psychopathy
  • Schizoid disorder of childhood

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 F84.5 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:

  • Asperger's disorder
  • Residual Asperger's disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenic disorders
  • Subchronic schizophrenia

Clinical Information

  • ASPERGER SYNDROME-. a disorder beginning in childhood whose essential features are persistent impairment in reciprocal social communication and social interaction and restricted repetitive patterns of behavior interests or activities. these symptoms may limit or impair everyday functioning. from dsm 5

Convert F84.5 to ICD-9

  • 299.80 - Pervasv dev dis-cur NEC (Approximate Flag)
  • 299.81 - Pervasv dev dis-res NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Pervasive and specific developmental disorders (F80-F89)
      • Pervasive developmental disorders (F84)

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

Information for Patients


Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that begins early in childhood and lasts throughout a person's life. It affects how a person acts and interacts with others, communicates, and learns. It includes what used to be known as Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorders.

It is called a "spectrum" disorder because people with ASD can have a range of symptoms. People with ASD might have problems talking with you, or they might not look you in the eye when you talk to them. They may also have restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. They may spend a lot of time putting things in order, or they may say the same sentence again and again. They may often seem to be in their "own world."

At well-child checkups, the health care provider should check your child's development. If there are signs of ASD, your child will have a comprehensive evaluation. It may include a team of specialists, doing various tests and evaluations to make a diagnosis.

The causes of ASD are not known. Research suggests that both genes and environment play important roles.

There is currently no one standard treatment for ASD. There are many ways to increase your child's ability to grow and learn new skills. Starting them early can lead to better results. Treatments include behavior and communication therapies, skills training, and medicines to control symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


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