In Coding
Dec 5th, 2016
When reporting a patient’s drug use, abuse, or dependence, ICD-10-CM guideline 5.C.2 states: Psychoactive Substance Use, Abuse And Dependence When the provider documentation refers to use, abuse and dependence of the same substance (e.g. alcohol, opioid, cannabis, etc.), only one code should be assigned to identify the pattern of use based on the following hierarchy: ...