2022 ICD-10-CM Code F90

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:F90
Short Description:Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders
Long Description:Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders

Code Classification

  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence (F90-F98)
      • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders (F90)

F90 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Specific Coding for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders

Non-specific codes like F90 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 attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F90.0 for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, predominantly inattentive type
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F90.1 for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, predominantly hyperactive type
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F90.2 for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, combined type
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F90.8 for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, other type
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F90.9 for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, unspecified type

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 F90:


Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Is it hard for your child to sit still? Does your child act without thinking first? Does your child start but not finish things? If so, your child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Nearly everyone shows some of these behaviors at times, but ADHD lasts more than 6 months and causes problems in school, at home and in social situations.

ADHD is more common in boys than girls. It affects 3 to 5% of all American children.

The main features of ADHD are

No one knows exactly what causes ADHD. It sometimes runs in families, so genetics may be a factor. There may also be environmental factors.

A complete evaluation by a trained professional is the only way to know for sure if your child has ADHD. Treatment may include medicine to control symptoms, therapy, or both. Structure at home and at school is important. Parent training may also help.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


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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)