ICD-10-CM Code F68.1
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 F68.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of F68.1 that describes the diagnosis 'factitious disorder' in more detail.
- F68.1 Factitious disorder NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code F681 is used to code Munchausen syndrome
Munchausen syndrome is a psychiatric factitious disorder wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance to themselves. It is also known[by whom?] as hospital addiction syndrome, thick chart syndrome, or hospital hopper syndrome. Munchausen syndrome fits within the subclass of factitious disorder with predominantly physical signs and symptoms, but they also have a history of recurrent hospitalization, travelling, and dramatic, extremely improbable tales of their past experiences. The condition derives its name from the fictional character Baron Munchausen.
|ICD 9 Code:||301.51|
Coding Notes for F68.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Compensation neurosis
- Elaboration of physical symptoms for psychological reasons
- Hospital hopper syndrome
- Münchausen's syndrome
- Peregrinating patient
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."
- Factitial dermatitis - instead, use code L98.1
- Person feigning illness (with obvious motivation) - instead, use code Z76.5
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'F68.1 - Factitious disorder'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code F68.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.