Valid for Submission
R45.851 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of suicidal ideations. The code R45.851 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 R45.851 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like at risk for suicide, feeling suicidal, has access to planned means of suicide, high suicide risk, low suicide risk , moderate suicide risk, etc.
According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
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 R45.851 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:
- At risk for suicide
- Feeling suicidal
- Has access to planned means of suicide
- High suicide risk
- Low suicide risk
- Moderate suicide risk
- Planning suicide
- Suicidal behavior
- Suicidal intent
- Suicidal thoughts
- Thoughts of self harm
- Threatening suicide
- SUICIDAL IDEATION-. a risk factor for suicide attempts and completions it is the most common of all suicidal behavior but only a minority of ideators engage in overt self harm.
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Information for Patients
Suicide is the tenth most common cause of death in the United States. People may consider suicide when they are hopeless and can't see any other solution to their problems. Often it's related to serious depression, alcohol or substance abuse, or a major stressful event.
People who have the highest risk of suicide are white men. But women and teens report more suicide attempts. If someone talks about suicide, you should take it seriously. Urge them to get help from their doctor or the emergency room, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is available 24/7.
Therapy and medicines can help most people who have suicidal thoughts. Treating mental illnesses and substance abuse can reduce the risk of suicide.
NIH: National Institute of Mental Health
- A Journey toward Health and Hope: Your Handbook for Recovery after a Suicide Attempt (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
- After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
- After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After Your Treatment in the Emergency Department (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)