ICD-10-CM Code F40.2
Specific (isolated) phobias
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 Code F40.2 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of F40.2 that describes the diagnosis 'specific (isolated) phobias' in more detail.
- F40.2 Specific (isolated) phobias NON-BILLABLE
- F40.21 NON-BILLABLE
- F40.22 NON-BILLABLE
- F40.23 NON-BILLABLE
- F40.24 NON-BILLABLE
- F40.29 NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code F402 is used to code Acrophobia
Acrophobia (from the Greek: ἄκρον, ákron , meaning "peak, summit, edge" and φόβος, phóbos, "fear") is an extreme or irrational fear or phobia of heights, especially when one is not particularly high up. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort, that share both similar etiology and options for treatment.
|ICD 9 Code:||300.29|
A view from a glass floor may generate acrophobia.
Coding Notes for F40.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-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."
- Dysmorphophobia (nondelusional) - instead, use code F45.22
- Nosophobia - instead, use code F45.22