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ICD-10-CM Code F17
Nicotine dependence

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code F17 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the one child codes of F17 that describes the diagnosis 'nicotine dependence' in more detail.


The ICD code F17 is used to code Substance dependence

Substance dependence also known as drug dependence is an adaptive state that develops from repeated drug administration, and which results in withdrawal upon cessation of drug use. A drug addiction, a distinct concept from substance dependence, is defined as compulsive, out-of-control drug use, despite negative consequences. An addictive drug is a drug which is both rewarding and reinforcing. ΔFosB, a gene transcription factor, is now known to be a critical component and common factor in the development of virtually all forms of behavioral addiction and drug addictions, but not dependence.

Specialty: Psychiatry
MeSH Codes: D019966, D019966, D019966, D019966, D019966, D013375
ICD 9 Codes: 303, 304, 303, 304, 305, 292.0
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for F17 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
History of tobacco dependence - instead, use code Z87.891
Tobacco use NOS - instead, use code Z72.0
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Tobacco use (smoking) during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium - instead, use code O99.33-
Toxic effect of nicotine - instead, use code T65.2-

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