ICD-10-CM Code F90

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

F90 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders
Long Description:Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • F90.0 - Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, predominantly inattentive type
  • F90.1 - Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, predominantly hyperactive type
  • F90.2 - Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, combined type
  • F90.8 - Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, other type
  • F90.9 - 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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code F90:


This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity
  • attention deficit syndrome with hyperactivity

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.
  • anxiety disorders F40 F41
  • mood affective disorders F30 F39
  • pervasive developmental disorders F84
  • schizophrenia F20

Clinical Information

  • ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER WITH HYPERACTIVITY-. a behavior disorder originating in childhood in which the essential features are signs of developmentally inappropriate inattention impulsivity and hyperactivity. although most individuals have symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity impulsivity one or the other pattern may be predominant. the disorder is more frequent in males than females. onset is in childhood. symptoms often attenuate during late adolescence although a minority experience the full complement of symptoms into mid adulthood. from dsm v

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)

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

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Also called: ADHD

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 3-5 percent of all American children.

The main features of ADHD are

  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity

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

  • ADHD (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - In English and Spanish
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Medicines for ADHD (Medical Encyclopedia)

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