Valid for Submission
F91.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of conduct disorder, unspecified. The code F91.9 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 F91.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal behavior, behavior problem of childhood and adolescence, behavioral disability, conduct disorder, conduct disorder in remission , disruptive behavior, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like F91.9 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 F91.9:
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.
- Behavioral disorder NOS
- Conduct disorder NOS
- Disruptive behavior disorder NOS
- Disruptive 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 F91.9 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:
- Abnormal behavior
- Behavior problem of childhood and adolescence
- Behavioral disability
- Conduct disorder
- Conduct disorder in remission
- Disruptive behavior
- Disruptive behavior disorder
- Mixed behavior and emotional disorder
- Problem behavior
- Problem behavior in adult
- Ran away
- X-linked epilepsy with learning disability and behavior disorder syndrome
- CONDUCT DISORDER-. a repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age appropriate societal norms or rules are violated. these behaviors include aggressive conduct that causes or threatens physical harm to other people or animals nonaggressive conduct that causes property loss or damage deceitfulness or theft and serious violations of rules. the onset is before age 18. from dsm iv 1994
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Information for Patients
Child Behavior Disorders
All kids misbehave some times. And some may have temporary behavior problems due to stress. For example, the birth of a sibling, a divorce, or a death in the family may cause a child to act out. Behavior disorders are more serious. They involve a pattern of hostile, aggressive, or disruptive behaviors for more than 6 months. The behavior is also not appropriate for the child's age.
Warning signs can include
- Harming or threatening themselves, other people or pets
- Damaging or destroying property
- Lying or stealing
- Not doing well in school, skipping school
- Early smoking, drinking or drug use
- Early sexual activity
- Frequent tantrums and arguments
- Consistent hostility toward authority figures
If you see signs of a problem, ask for help. Poor choices can become habits. Kids who have behavior problems are at higher risk for school failure, mental health problems, and even suicide. Classes or family therapy may help parents learn to set and enforce limits. Talk therapy and behavior therapy for your child can also help.
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