Billable Medical Code for Adjustment Disorder With Depressed Mood
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 309.0
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 309.0.
The Short Description Is: Adjustmnt dis w depressn.
Adjustment disorder is also known as adjustment disorder W depressed mood, adjustment disorder w depressed mood brief, adjustment reaction depressive brief, bereavement, bereavement due to life event, bereavement complicated, brief depressive adjustment reaction, complicated grieving, and grief reaction. This excludes affective psychoses (296.0-296.9), neurotic depression (300.4), prolonged depressive reaction (309.1), and psychogenic depressive psychosis (298.0).This applies to grief reaction.
Adjustment Disorder Definition and Symptoms
Adjustment disorder is a stress related mental illness where a person has difficulty adjusting to any change in their life. Symptoms include sadness, worry, feeling overwhelmed, trouble sleeping, jitteriness, lack of enjoyment, crying spells, desperation, anxiety, and nervousness.