2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F89

Unspecified disorder of psychological development

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • F89 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 F89 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of F89 - other international versions of ICD-10 F89 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Developmental disorder NOS
  • Neurodevelopmental disorder NOS
The following code(s) above F89 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
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that may be applicable to F89:
  • 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Developmental disorder
  • Developmental neurologic disorder
  • Gen neurologic/dev delay
Clinical Information
  • A disorder diagnosed in childhood that is marked by either physical or mental impairment or both, which in turn affects the child from achieving age related developmental milestones.
  • As encompassed in federal legislation for educational assistance to handicapped children, includes disabilities originating before age 18 that constitute substantial barriers to normal functioning. Use a more specific term if possible.
  • Developmental disabilities are birth defects that cause lifelong problems with how a body part or system works. They include
    • nervous system disabilities affecting how the brain, spinal cord and nervous system function. They cause mental retardation, including down syndrome and fragile x syndrome. They also cause learning and behavioral disorders, such as autism
    • sensory-related disabilities, which can cause vision, hearing and sight problems
    • metabolic disorders such as phenylketonuria, which affect how your body processes the materials it needs to function
    • degenerative disorders such as rett syndrome, which might only become apparent when children are older and can cause physical and mental problems
    most developmental disabilities have no cure, but you can often treat the symptoms. Physical, speech and occupational therapy might help. Special education classes and psychological counseling can also help. nih: national institute of child health and human development
  • Disorders in which there is a delay in development based on that expected for a given age level or stage of development. These impairments or disabilities originate before age 18, may be expected to continue indefinitely, and constitute a substantial impairment. Biological and nonbiological factors are involved in these disorders. (from american psychiatric glossary, 6th ed)
ICD-10-CM F89 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 886 Behavioral and developmental disorders

Convert F89 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 F89:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To F89
F81.9 Developmental disorder of scholastic skills, unspecified
F82 Specific developmental disorder of motor function
F84 Pervasive developmental disorders
F84.0 Autistic disorder
F84.2 Rett's syndrome
F84.3 Other childhood disintegrative disorder
F84.5 Asperger's syndrome
F84.8 Other pervasive developmental disorders
F84.9 Pervasive developmental disorder, unspecified
F88 Other disorders of psychological development
F89 Unspecified disorder of psychological development
F90 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders
F90.0 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, predominantly inattentive type
F90.1 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, predominantly hyperactive type
F90.2 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, combined type
F90.8 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, other type
F90.9 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, unspecified type
F91 Conduct disorders
F91.0 Conduct disorder confined to family context
F91.1 Conduct disorder, childhood-onset type
F91.2 Conduct disorder, adolescent-onset type

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