The 20 Most Common ICD-10 Codes for Behavioral Health

Written by Fletcher Dennison on October 8, 2015
The top 20 ICD-10 codes from SimplePractice

A look at the ICD-10 codes therapists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors are using in SimplePractice

Note: we first published this article back in 2015. Check out our latest version that we released in 2018 with info from 2017. 

We know there’s still a lot of questions out there in the behavioral health community about which ICD-10 diagnostic codes to use for mental health diagnoses. From what we understand, some insurance payers are still determining which behavioral health codes are billable and non-billable ICD-10 codes.

We see that there is a lot of healthy debate happening among experts about how best to use the new ICD-10 code set. While we cannot weigh in on this debate because we’re software makers and not clinicians, we think it may be helpful to look at some of the data trends we’ve seen in the first few days of the ICD-10 transition. So, we’ve listed below the ICD-10 codes most frequently used by the SimplePractice community.

We need to be clear here that we are not billers and we are not clinicians so we can’t recommend which ICD-10 codes to use in your documentation. This list is just a glimpse into the frequency of use for certain codes. This is not a recommendation to use any of these codes for your documentation.

With that little disclaimer said, here are the ICD-10 codes most frequently used by the SimplePractice community.

Top ICD-10 codes

F41.1 – Generalized anxiety disorder
F43.23 – Adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood
F41.9 – Anxiety disorder, unspecified
F43.22 – Adjustment disorder with anxiety
F43.10 – Post-traumatic stress disorder, unspecified
F33.1 – Major depressive disorder, recurrent, moderate
F43.20 – Adjustment disorder, unspecified
Z63.0 – Problems in relationship with spouse or partner
F43.21 – Adjustment disorder with depressed mood
F34.1 – Dysthymic disorder
F32.9 – Major depressive disorder, single episode, unspecified
F90.9 – Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, unspecified type
F32.1 – Major depressive disorder, single episode, moderate
F90.0 – Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, predominantly inattentive type
F41.0 – Panic disorder [episodic paroxysmal anxiety] without agoraphobia
F33.0 – Major depressive disorder, recurrent, mild
F33.2 – Major depressive disorder, recurrent severe without psychotic features
F43.25 – Adjustment disorder with mixed disturbance of emotions and conduct
F40.10 – Social phobia, unspecified
F42 – Obsessive-compulsive disorder

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About the Author

Fletcher Dennison is the Product Manager at SimplePractice. He's focused on helping professionals run their practices better.

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