Suicidal Ideation ICD 10 CM Code R45.851
Suicidal ideation, also known as suicidal thoughts, concerns thoughts about or an unusual preoccupation with suicide. The range of suicidal ideation varies greatly from fleeting thoughts to extensive thoughts, to detailed planning, role-playing (e.g., standing on a chair with a noose), and incomplete attempts, which may be deliberately constructed to not complete or to be discovered, or maybe fully intended to result in death. Still, the individual survives (e.g., in the case of a hanging in which the cord breaks). According to Suicidal Ideation ICD-10-CM Code R45.851 guidelines, this code should not be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.
Suicidal Ideation ICD 10 CM Code R45.851
R45.851 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of suicidal ideations. The code R45.851 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020, through September 30, 2021, for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code R45.851 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like being at risk for suicide, feeling suicidal, has access to planned means of suicide, high suicide risk, low suicide risk, moderate suicide risk, etc.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- At risk for suicide
- Feeling suicidal
- Has access to planned means of suicide
- High suicide risk
- Low suicide risk
- Moderate suicide risk
- Planning suicide
- Suicidal behavior
- Suicidal intent
- Suicidal thoughts
- Thoughts of self-harm
- Threatening suicide
SUICIDAL IDEATION – a risk factor for suicide attempts and completions it is the most common of all suicidal behavior but only a minority of ideators engage in self-harm.
Information for Patients
Suicide is the tenth most common cause of death in the United States. People may consider suicide when they are hopeless and can’t see any other solution to their problems. Often it’s related to serious depression, alcohol or substance abuse, or a major stressful event.
People who have the highest risk of suicide are white men. But women and teens report more suicide attempts. If someone talks about suicide, you should take it seriously. Urge them to get help from their doctor or the emergency room, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is available 24/7.
2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R45.851
R45.851 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM R45.851 became effective on October 1, 2020.
This is the American ICD-10-CM version of R45.851 – other international versions of ICD-10 R45.851 may differ.
https://9b3df237041b4baa12c637679a12f872.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.htmlThe following code(s) above R45.851 contain annotation back-references that may be applicable to R45.851:
- R00-R99 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
- R40-R46 Symptoms and signs involving cognition, perception, emotional state and behavior
- R45.85 Homicidal and suicidal ideations
Convert V62.84 to ICD-10
V62.84 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of suicidal ideation. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.
The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:
- R45.851 – Suicidal ideations
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