Y90.1 - Blood alcohol level of 20-39 mg/100 ml

Version 2023
ICD-10:Y90.1
Short Description:Blood alcohol level of 20-39 mg/100 ml
Long Description:Blood alcohol level of 20-39 mg/100 ml
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Supplementary factors related to causes of morbidity classified elsewhere (Y90-Y99)
      • Evidence of alcohol involv determined by blood alcohol level (Y90)

Y90.1 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of blood alcohol level of 20-39 mg/100 ml. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Index of External Cause of Injuries

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Patient Education


Alcohol

If you are like many Americans, you drink alcohol at least occasionally. For many people, moderate drinking is probably safe. But drinking less is better for your health than drinking more. And there are some people who should not drink at all.

Because drinking too much can be harmful, it's important to know how alcohol affects you and how much is too much.

How does alcohol affect the body?

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. This means that it is a drug that slows down brain activity. It can change your mood, behavior, and self-control. It can cause problems with memory and thinking clearly. Alcohol can also affect your coordination and physical control.

Alcohol also has effects on the other organs in your body. For example, it can raise your blood pressure and heart rate. If you drink too much at once, it could make you throw up.

Why are the effects of alcohol different from person to person?

Alcohol's effects vary from person to person, depending on a variety of factors, including:

What is moderate drinking?

Even though moderate drinking may be safe for many people, there are still risks. Moderate drinking can raise the risk of death from certain cancers and heart diseases.

What is a standard drink?

In the United States, a standard drink is one that contains about 14 grams of pure alcohol, which is found in:

Who should not drink alcohol?

Some people should not drink alcohol at all, including those who:

If you have questions about whether it is safe for you to drink, talk with your health care provider.

What is excessive drinking?

Excessive drinking includes binge drinking and heavy alcohol use:

Binge drinking raises your risk of injuries, car crashes, and alcohol poisoning. It also puts you of becoming violent or being the victim of violence.

Heavy alcohol use over a long period of time may cause health problems such as:

Heavy alcohol use can also cause problems at home, at work, and with friends. But treatment can help.

NIH: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism


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