2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F10.2

Alcohol dependence

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • F10.2 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM F10.2 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of F10.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 F10.2 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as F10.2. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • alcohol abuse (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F10.1

    Alcohol abuse

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • alcohol dependence (F10.2-)
    • alcohol use, unspecified (F10.9-)
    F10.1-
    )
  • alcohol use, unspecified (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F10.9

    Alcohol use, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    F10.9-
    )
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (F10.2) and the excluded code together.
  • toxic effect of alcohol (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T51.0

    Toxic effect of ethanol

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Toxic effect of ethyl alcohol
    Type 2 Excludes
    T51.0-
    )
The following code(s) above F10.2 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to F10.2:
  • F01-F99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range F01-F99

    Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders

    Includes
    • disorders of psychological development
    Type 2 Excludes
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99)
    Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • F10
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F10

    Alcohol related disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    • code for blood alcohol level, if applicable (Y90.-)
    Alcohol related disorders
Clinical Information
  • A chronic disease in which a person craves drinks that contain alcohol and is unable to control his or her drinking. A person with this disease also needs to drink greater amounts to get the same effect and has withdrawal symptoms after stopping alcohol use. Alcoholism affects physical and mental health, and can cause problems with family, friends, and work.
  • A disorder characterized by a pathological pattern of alcohol use that causes a serious impairment in social or occupational functioning.
  • A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic. (morse & flavin for the joint commission of the national council on alcoholism and drug dependence and the american society of addiction medicine to study the definition and criteria for the diagnosis of alcoholism: in jama 1992;268:1012-4)
  • For most adults, moderate alcohol use is probably not harmful. However, about 18 million adult americans are alcoholics or have alcohol problems. Alcoholism is a disease with four main features:
    • craving - a strong need to drink
    • loss of control - not being able to stop drinking once you've started
    • physical dependence - withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, or shakiness when you don't drink
    • tolerance - the need to drink greater amounts of alcohol to feel the same effect
    alcoholism carries many serious dangers. Heavy drinking can increase the risk of certain cancers. It can cause damage to the liver, brain, and other organs. Drinking during pregnancy can harm your baby. Alcoholism also increases the risk of death from car crashes, injuries, homicide, and suicide.if you want to stop drinking, there is help. Start by talking to your health care provider. Medicines, counseling, and support groups may help you to stop drinking. nih: national institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to F10.2:
  • Type 1 Excludes: F10.9
    , F10.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F10.9

    Alcohol use, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F10.1

    Alcohol abuse

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • alcohol dependence (F10.2-)
    • alcohol use, unspecified (F10.9-)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To F10.2
F10.15 Alcohol abuse with alcohol-induced psychotic disorder
F10.150 …… with delusions
F10.151 …… with hallucinations
F10.159 …… unspecified
F10.18 Alcohol abuse with other alcohol-induced disorders
F10.180 Alcohol abuse with alcohol-induced anxiety disorder
F10.181 Alcohol abuse with alcohol-induced sexual dysfunction
F10.182 Alcohol abuse with alcohol-induced sleep disorder
F10.188 Alcohol abuse with other alcohol-induced disorder
F10.19 …… with unspecified alcohol-induced disorder
F10.2 Alcohol dependence
F10.20 …… uncomplicated
F10.21 …… in remission
F10.22 Alcohol dependence with intoxication
F10.220 …… uncomplicated
F10.221 …… delirium
F10.229 …… unspecified
F10.23 Alcohol dependence with withdrawal
F10.230 …… uncomplicated
F10.231 …… delirium
F10.232 …… with perceptual disturbance

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.