AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes

Cannabis Dependence and Cannabis Use with Withdrawal

Code F12.23, Cannabis dependence with withdrawal, was created to distinguish cannabis withdrawal syndrome in a patient with cannabis dependence. Code F12.93, Cannabis use, unspecified with withdrawal, was created for cases of physiological withdrawal from cannabis occurring in a person who is using cannabis regularly in contexts that are not defined as cannabis dependence. The symptoms of cannabis withdrawal are irritability, nervousness or anxiety, sleep difficulty, decreased appetite or weight loss, restlessness, and depressed mood. Physical discomfort may involve abdominal pain, sweating, fever, chills and headache. Symptoms develop within 24 to 48 hours of cessation, and last up...

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