Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 301.51
Chronic factitious illness with physical symptoms
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Chr factitious illness.
  • ICD-9-CM 301.51 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 301.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Cutaneous Munchausen syndrome
  • Cutaneous Munchausen syndrome by proxy
  • Munchausen syndrome
  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy
  • Munchausen's syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by plausible presentations of physical symptoms or an acute illness that are under the individual's control, and often resulting in multiple, unnecessary hospitalizations.
Applies To
  • Hospital addiction syndrome
  • Multiple operations syndrome
  • Munchausen syndrome
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 301.51 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM F68.12 Factitious disorder with predominantly physical signs and symptoms
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 301.51:
  • Addiction - see also Dependence
    • hospital 301.51
  • Baron M√ľnchausen syndrome 301.51
  • Illness - see also Disease
    • factitious 300.19
      • with
        • combined psychological and physical signs and symptoms 300.19
        • physical symptoms 300.19
        • predominantly
          • physical signs and symptoms 300.19
          • psychological symptoms 300.16
      • chronic (with physical symptoms) 301.51
  • M√ľnchausen syndrome 301.51
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Baron Munchausen's 301.51
    • hospital addiction 301.51
    • multiple
    • Munchausen's 301.51
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