2022 ICD-10-CM Code F94

Disorders of social functioning with onset specific to childhood and adolescence

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:F94
Short Description:Disord social w onset specific to childhood and adolescence
Long Description:Disorders of social functioning with onset specific to childhood and adolescence

Code Classification

  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence (F90-F98)
      • Disord social w onset specific to childhood and adolescence (F94)

F94 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of disorders of social functioning with onset specific to childhood and adolescence. 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 Disord social w onset specific to childhood and adolescence

Non-specific codes like F94 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 disord social w onset specific to childhood and adolescence:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F94.0 for Selective mutism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F94.1 for Reactive attachment disorder of childhood
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F94.2 for Disinhibited attachment disorder of childhood
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F94.8 for Other childhood disorders of social functioning
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use F94.9 for Childhood disorder of social functioning, unspecified

Information for Patients


Child Mental Health

It's important to recognize and treat mental illnesses in children early on. Once mental illness develops, it becomes a regular part of your child's behavior. This makes it more difficult to treat.

But it's not always easy to know when your child has a serious problem. Everyday stresses can cause changes in your child's behavior. For example, getting a new brother or sister or going to a new school may cause a child to temporarily act out. Warning signs that it might be a more serious problem include

To diagnose mental health problems, the doctor or mental health specialist looks at your child's signs and symptoms, medical history, and family history. Treatments include medicines and talk therapy.

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)