ICD-10-CM Code Y90.9

Presence of alcohol in blood, level not specified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Y90.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of presence of alcohol in blood, level not specified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Y90.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like ethanol in blood specimen above legal threshold for operating vehicle or finding of alcohol in blood or high alcohol level in blood or high ethanol level in blood.

ICD-10:Y90.9
Short Description:Presence of alcohol in blood, level not specified
Long Description:Presence of alcohol in blood, level not specified

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y90.9 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Blood alcohol level
    • Blood alcohol level
      • presence in blood, level not specified
    • Factors, supplemental
      • alcohol
        • blood level
          • presence in blood, level not specified
    • Factors, supplemental
      • alcohol
        • presence in blood, but level not specified

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Ethanol in blood specimen above legal threshold for operating vehicle
  • Finding of alcohol in blood
  • High alcohol level in blood
  • High ethanol level in blood

Convert Y90.9 to ICD-9

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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)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Alcohol

If you are like many Americans, you drink alcohol at least occasionally. For many people, moderate drinking is probably safe. It may even have health benefits, including reducing your risk of certain heart problems. For most women and for most people over 65, moderate drinking is no more than three drinks a day or seven drinks per week. For men under 65, it is no more than four drinks a day or 14 drinks per week.

Some people should not drink at all, including alcoholics, children, pregnant women, people taking certain medicines, and people with certain medical conditions. If you have questions about whether it is safe for you to drink, speak with your health care provider.

Anything more than moderate drinking can be risky. Heavy drinking can lead to alcoholism and alcohol abuse, as well as injuries, liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and other health problems. It can also cause problems at home, at work, and with friends.

NIH: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism


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