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ICD-10-CM Code F84.0
Autistic disorder

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

F84.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of autistic disorder. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code F840 is used to code Autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life. These signs often develop gradually, though some children with autism reach their developmental milestones at a normal pace and then regress. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent in early childhood, typically before age three.

Specialty: Psychiatry
MeSH Codes: D001321, D001321
ICD 9 Codes: 299.00, 299.00

Repetitively stacking or lining up objects is associated with autism.

Coding Notes for F84.0 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.
Infantile autism
Infantile psychosis
Kanner's syndrome
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."
Asperger's syndrome - instead, use code F84.5

MS-DRG Mapping

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

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Residual infantile autism (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for additional code to fully describe disease or condition
  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'F84.0 - Autistic disorder'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code F84.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Autism, autistic(childhood) (infantile) (F84.0)

Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Autistic disorder, current or active state (approximate match)
Autistic disorder, residual state (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code F84.0 and a single ICD9 code, 299.01 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: F84 - Pervasive developmental disorders

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/F840