Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 296.23
Major depressive affective disorder single episode severe degree without psychotic behavior
  • Short description: DEPRESS PSYCHOSIS-SEVERE.
  • ICD-9-CM 296.23 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 296.23 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM 296.23.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 296.23: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Depression, major, single episode, severe
  • Major depression, single episode, severe
  • Severe major depression, single episode
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 296.23 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F32.2 Major depressive disorder, single episode, severe without psychotic features
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