2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F68.1

Factitious disorder imposed on self

    2016 2017 2018 2019 - Revised Code Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • F68.1 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • ICD-10-CM F68.1 is a revised 2019 ICD-10-CM code that became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of F68.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 F68.1 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Compensation neurosis
  • Elaboration of physical symptoms for psychological reasons
  • Hospital hopper syndrome
  • Münchausen's syndrome
  • Peregrinating patient
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 (F68.1) and the excluded code together.
  • factitial dermatitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.1

    Factitial dermatitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Neurotic excoriation
    Type 1 Excludes
    • Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder (F42.4)
    L98.1
    )
  • person feigning illness (with obvious motivation) (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z76.5

    Malingerer [conscious simulation]

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Person feigning illness (with obvious motivation)
    Type 1 Excludes
    Z76.5
    )
The following code(s) above F68.1 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 F68.1:
  • F01-F99
    2019 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
Clinical Information
  • A category of psychiatric disorders which are characterized by physical or psychological symptoms that are intentionally produced in order to assume the sick role; there is no external incentive for the behavior, such as economic gain or avoiding legal responsibility, and the person is unaware of any self-motivating factors.
  • A disorder characterized by plausible presentations of physical symptoms or an acute illness that are under the individual's control, and often resulting in multiple, unnecessary hospitalizations.
  • A factitious disorder characterized by habitual presentation for hospital treatment of an apparent acute illness, the patient giving a plausible and dramatic history, all of which is false.
  • Disorders characterized by physical or psychological symptoms that are not real, genuine, or natural.
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): Revised code
    • New description: Factitious disorder imposed on self
    • 2018 description: Factitious disorder
Code annotations containing back-references to F68.1:
  • Type 1 Excludes: Z76.5
    , Z76.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z76.5

    Malingerer [conscious simulation]

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Person feigning illness (with obvious motivation)
    Type 1 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z76.5

    Malingerer [conscious simulation]

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Person feigning illness (with obvious motivation)
    Type 1 Excludes
  • Type 2 Excludes: F45
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F45

    Somatoform disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • dissociative and conversion disorders (F44.-)
    • factitious disorders (F68.1-, F68.A)
    • hair-plucking (F63.3)
    • lalling (F80.0)
    • lisping (F80.0)
    • malingering [conscious simulation] (Z76.5)
    • nail-biting (F98.8)
    • psychological or behavioral factors associated with disorders or diseases classified elsewhere (F54)
    • sexual dysfunction, not due to a substance or known physiological condition (F52.-)
    • thumb-sucking (F98.8)
    • tic disorders (in childhood and adolescence) (F95.-)
    • Tourette's syndrome (F95.2)
    • trichotillomania (F63.3)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To F68.1
F65.5 Sadomasochism
F65.50 …… unspecified
F65.51 Sexual masochism
F65.52 Sexual sadism
F65.8 Other paraphilias
F65.81 Frotteurism
F65.89 Other paraphilias
F65.9 Paraphilia, unspecified
F66 Other sexual disorders
F68 Other disorders of adult personality and behavior
F68.1 Factitious disorder imposed on self
F68.10 …… unspecified
F68.11 …… with predominantly psychological signs and symptoms
F68.12 …… with predominantly physical signs and symptoms
F68.13 …… with combined psychological and physical signs and symptoms
F68.A Factitious disorder imposed on another
F68.8 Other specified disorders of adult personality and behavior
F69 Unspecified disorder of adult personality and behavior
F70 Mild intellectual disabilities
F71 Moderate intellectual disabilities
F72 Severe intellectual disabilities

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