ICD-10-CM Code F88

Other disorders of psychological development

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

F88 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other disorders of psychological development. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code F88 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like autistic disorder of childhood onset, constitutional aplastic anemia, developmental agnosia, developmental delay due to methylmalonate semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency, developmental delay with autism spectrum disorder and gait instability, developmental delay, facial dysmorphism syndrome due to med13l deficiency, etc

Short Description:Other disorders of psychological development
Long Description:Other disorders of psychological development

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 F88:

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.
  • Developmental agnosia
  • Global developmental delay
  • Other specified neurodevelopmental disorder

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 F88 are found in the index:


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

  • Autistic disorder of childhood onset
  • Constitutional aplastic anemia
  • Developmental agnosia
  • Developmental delay due to methylmalonate semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency
  • Developmental delay with autism spectrum disorder and gait instability
  • Developmental delay, facial dysmorphism syndrome due to MED13L deficiency
  • Developmental regression
  • Dysplasia with defective mineralization
  • Global developmental delay
  • Global developmental delay, lung cysts, overgrowth, Wilms tumor syndrome
  • Global developmental delay, osteopenia, ectodermal defect syndrome
  • Growth retardation
  • Growth retardation, mild developmental delay, chronic hepatitis syndrome
  • Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy with deafness and global delay
  • Intellectual disability, feeding difficulties, developmental delay, microcephaly syndrome
  • Mixed developmental disorder
  • Mixed disorder of psychological development
  • Nephroblastoma
  • Ossification anomaly with psychomotor developmental delay syndrome
  • Pancytopenia with developmental delay syndrome
  • Radioulnar synostosis with developmental delay and hypotonia syndrome
  • THOC6-related developmental delay-microcephaly-facial dysmorphism syndrome

Convert F88 to ICD-9

  • 315.8 - Development delays NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Pervasive and specific developmental disorders (F80-F89)
      • Other disorders of psychological development (F88)

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

Developmental Disabilities

Developmental disabilities are severe, long-term problems. They may be physical, such as blindness. They may affect mental ability, such as learning disabilities. Or the problem can be both physical and mental, such as Down syndrome. The problems are usually life-long, and can affect everyday living.

There are many causes of developmental disabilities, including

  • Genetic or chromosome abnormalities. These cause conditions such as Down syndrome and Rett syndrome.
  • Prenatal exposure to substances. For example, drinking alcohol when pregnant can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
  • Certain infections in pregnancy
  • Preterm birth

Often there is no cure, but treatment can help the symptoms. Treatments include physical, speech, and occupational therapy. Special education classes and psychological counseling can also help.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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