2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F40.231

Fear of injections and transfusions

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • F40.231 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM F40.231 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of F40.231 - other international versions of ICD-10 F40.231 may differ.
The following code(s) above F40.231 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 F40.231:
  • 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
  • F40.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F40.2

    Specific (isolated) phobias

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    Specific (isolated) phobias
Approximate Synonyms
  • Fear of needles
  • Specific phobia, injections and transfusions
ICD-10-CM F40.231 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 882 Neuroses except depressive

Convert F40.231 to ICD-9-CM

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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to F40.231:
  • Phobia, phobic F40.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F40.9

    Phobic anxiety disorder, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Phobia NOS
    • Phobic state NOS
    • specific (isolated) F40.298
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F40.298

      Other specified phobia

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • injection F40.231
      • transfusion F40.231

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To F40.231
F40.11 Social phobia, generalized
F40.2 Specific (isolated) phobias
F40.21 Animal type phobia
F40.210 Arachnophobia
F40.218 Other animal type phobia
F40.22 Natural environment type phobia
F40.220 Fear of thunderstorms
F40.228 Other natural environment type phobia
F40.23 Blood, injection, injury type phobia
F40.230 Fear of blood
F40.231 Fear of injections and transfusions
F40.232 Fear of other medical care
F40.233 Fear of injury
F40.24 Situational type phobia
F40.240 Claustrophobia
F40.241 Acrophobia
F40.242 Fear of bridges
F40.243 Fear of flying
F40.248 Other situational type phobia
F40.29 Other specified phobia
F40.290 Androphobia

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