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ICD-10-CM Code F48.2
Pseudobulbar affect

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Mental Health
Mental Health Code
Indicates that the ICD code is referenced in DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Version 5)
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

F48.2 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of pseudobulbar affect. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

Coding Notes for F48.2 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Involuntary emotional expression disorder
Underlying cause, if known, such as:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis See code G12.21
Multiple sclerosis See Code G35
Sequelae of cerebrovascular disease See code I69.-
Sequelae of traumatic intracranial injury See code S06.-

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #056-057 - Degenerative nervous system disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #056-057 - Degenerative nervous system disorders without MCC.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'F48.2 - Pseudobulbar affect'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code F48.2. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Pseudobulbar affect(PBA) (F48.2)


Pseudobulbar affect (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 310.81 was previously used, F48.2 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: F48 - Other nonpsychotic mental disorders

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