Valid for Submission
F89 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified disorder of psychological development. The code F89 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 F89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like achondrogenesis, achondroplasia, developmental disorder, developmental hereditary disorder, developmental mental disorder , developmentally disabled, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like F89 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.
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 F89:
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.
- Developmental disorder NOS
- Neurodevelopmental disorder NOS
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 F89 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:
- Developmental disorder
- Developmental hereditary disorder
- Developmental mental disorder
- Developmentally disabled
- Disorder of psychological development
- Early childhood developmental disability
- Hyperkinesis with developmental delay
- Hyperkinetic syndrome with developmental delay
- Neurodevelopmental disorder
- Neurodevelopmental disorder due to maternal use of alcohol
- Pervasive developmental disorder with cognitive developmental delay and complete impairment of functional language
- Pervasive developmental disorder with cognitive developmental delay and marked impairment of functional language
- Pili torti
- Pili torti with developmental delay and neurological abnormality syndrome
- Secondary neurodevelopmental disorder
- Severe achondroplasia, developmental delay, acanthosis nigricans syndrome
- Tic due to developmental disorder
Convert F89 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code F89 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
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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