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ICD-10-CM Code F73
Profound intellectual disabilities

BILLABLE
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

F73 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of profound intellectual disabilities. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code F73 is used to code Intellectual disability

Intellectual disability (ID), also called intellectual development disorder (IDD) or general learning disability, and formerly known as mental retardation (MR), is a generalized neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significantly impaired intellectual and adaptive functioning. It is defined by an IQ score below 70 in addition to deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors that affect everyday, general living. Once focused almost entirely on cognition, the definition now includes both a component relating to mental functioning and one relating to individuals' functional skills in their environments. As a result of this focus on the person's abilities in practice, a person with an unusually low IQ may not be considered intellectually disabled. Intellectual disability is subdivided into syndromic intellectual disability, in which intellectual deficits associated with other medical and behavioral signs and symptoms are present, and non-syndromic intellectual disability, in which intellectual deficits appear without other abnormalities. Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome are examples of syndromic intellectual disabilities.

Specialty: Psychiatry, Pediatrics
MeSH Codes: D008607, D008607, D008607
ICD 9 Codes: 317, 318, 319

Children with intellectual disabilities or other developmental conditions can compete in the Special Olympics.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for F73 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.
IQ level below 20-25
Profound mental subnormality

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #884 - Organic disturbances and mental retardation.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'F73 - Profound intellectual disabilities'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code F73. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Idiot, idiocy(congenital) (F73)

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Profound intellectual disabilities (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 318.2 was previously used, F73 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.


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