Valid for Submission
F94.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of selective mutism. The code F94.0 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code F94.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like childhood and adolescent disturbance with elective mutism, elective mutism, elective mutism or elective mutism due to an adjustment reaction.
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 F94.0:
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.
- Elective mutism
Type 2 ExcludesType 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.
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 F94.0 are found in the index:
- - Disturbance (s) - See Also: Disease;
- - Mutism - See Also: Aphasia;
- - Reaction - See Also: Disorder;
- - adjustment (anxiety) (conduct disorder) (depressiveness) (distress) - See: Disorder, adjustment;
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Childhood and adolescent disturbance with elective mutism
- Elective mutism
- Elective mutism
- Elective mutism due to an adjustment reaction
- MUTISM-. the inability to generate oral verbal expression despite normal comprehension of speech. this may be associated with brain diseases or mental disorders. organic mutism may be associated with damage to the frontal lobe; brain stem; thalamus; and cerebellum. selective mutism is a psychological condition that usually affects children characterized by continuous refusal to speak in social situations by a child who is able and willing to speak to selected persons. kussmal aphasia refers to mutism in psychosis. from fortschr neurol psychiatr 1994; 629:337 44
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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
- Problems in more than one setting (at school, at home, with peers)
- Changes in appetite or sleep
- Social withdrawal or fear of things he or she did not used to be not afraid of
- Returning to behaviors more common in younger children, such as bedwetting
- Signs of being upset, such as sadness or tearfulness
- Signs of self-destructive behavior, such as head-banging or suddenly getting hurt often
- Repeated thoughts of death
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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