Valid for Submission
F98.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of encopresis not due to a substance or known physiological condition. The code F98.1 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 F98.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like encopresis without constipation and without overflow incontinence, functional encopresis, non-organic continuous encopresis, non-organic discontinuous encopresis, primary functional encopresis , secondary functional encopresis, etc.
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 F98.1:
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.
- Functional encopresis
- Incontinence of feces of nonorganic origin
- Psychogenic encopresis
Use Additional CodeUse Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
- code to identify the cause of any coexisting constipation.
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- encopresis NOS R15
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 F98.1 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:
- Encopresis without constipation AND without overflow incontinence
- Functional encopresis
- Non-organic continuous encopresis
- Non-organic discontinuous encopresis
- Primary functional encopresis
- Secondary functional encopresis
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Information for Patients
Also called: Encopresis, Fecal incontinence, Stool soiling
Bowel incontinence is the inability to control your bowels. When you feel the urge to have a bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you get to a toilet. Millions of Americans have this problem. It affects people of all ages - children and adults. It is more common in women and older adults. It is not a normal part of aging.
- Damage to muscles or nerves of the anus and rectum
- Pelvic floor disorders
Treatments include changes in diet, medicines, bowel training, or surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Bowel incontinence (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Encopresis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Stool Diary - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
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