Billable Medical Code for Alcohol Withdrawal
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 291.81
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 291.81.
ETOH withdrawal is also known as alcohol withdrawal syndrome, alcohol withdrawal w perceptual disturbance, alcohol withdrawal uncomplicated, perceptual disturbance due to alcohol withdrawal, and uncomplicated alcohol withdrawal. This excludes alcohol withdrawal: delirium (291.0), hallucinosis (291.3), delirium temens (291.0). This applies to alcohol: abstinence syndrome or symptoms and withdrawal syndrome or symptoms.
ETOH Withdrawal Definition and Symptoms
ETOH withdrawal, also known as alcohol withdrawal, refers to any symptoms that may occur when a person who usually consumes an excessive amount of alcohol stops consuming it. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are anxiety, headache, nausea/vomiting, insomnia, shaking hands, and sweating.