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ICD-10-CM Code F94.0
Selective mutism

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

F94.0 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of selective mutism. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code F940 is used to code Selective mutism

Selective mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder in which a person who is normally capable of speech does not speak in specific situations or to specific people. Selective mutism usually co-exists with shyness or social anxiety. People with selective mutism stay silent even when the consequences of their silence include shame, social ostracism or even punishment.

Specialty: Psychiatry
MeSH Codes: D009155, D009155
ICD 9 Codes: 309.83, 313.23
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for F94.0 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.
Elective mutism
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."
Pervasive developmental disorders - instead, use code F84.-
Schizophrenia - instead, use code F20.-
Specific developmental disorders of speech and language - instead, use code F80.-
Transient mutism as part of separation anxiety in young children - instead, use code F93.0

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #886 - Behavioral and developmental disorders.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Childhood and adolescent disturbance with elective mutism (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'F94.0 - Selective mutism'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code F94.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Selective mutism (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 313.23 was previously used, F94.0 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: F94 - Disorders of social functioning with onset specific to childhood and adolescence

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