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ICD-10-CM Code F93.8
Other childhood emotional disorders

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Pediatric Only
Pediatric Only
Code is only used for patients 1 to 17 years old.
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

F93.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other childhood emotional disorders. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


The ICD code F93 is used to code Emotional and behavioral disorders

Emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD; sometimes called emotional disturbance or serious emotional disturbance) refer to a disability classification used in educational settings that allows educational institutions to provide special education and related services to students that have poor social or academic adjustment that cannot be better explained by biological abnormalities or a developmental disability. The classification is often given to students that need individualized behavior supports to receive a free and appropriate public education, but would not be eligible for an individualized education program under another disability category of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Specialty: Psychiatry
ICD 9 Code: 312
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for F93.8 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.
Identity disorder
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-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."
Gender identity disorder of childhood - instead, use code F64.2

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #886 - Behavioral and developmental disorders.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Childhood and adolescent disturbance with shyness (disorder)
  • Childhood and adolescent disturbance with introversion (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'F93.8 - Other childhood emotional disorders'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code F93.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Equivalent ICD-9 Codes GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Overanxious disorder specific to childhood and adolescence (approximate match)
Relationship problems specific to childhood and adolescence (approximate match)
Identity disorder of childhood or adolescence (approximate match)
Other emotional disturbances of childhood or adolescence (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 F93.8 and a single ICD9 code, 313.89 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: F93 - Emotional disorders with onset specific to childhood

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