Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 303.9
Other and unspecified alcohol dependence
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 303.9 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by a pathological pattern of alcohol use that causes a serious impairment in social or occupational functioning.
Applies To
  • Chronic alcoholism
  • Dipsomania
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 303.9:
  • Abuse
    • alcohol (see also Alcoholism) 305.0
      • dependent 303.9
      • nondependent 305.0
  • Addiction - see also Dependence
    • alcoholic (ethyl) (methyl) (wood) 303.9
      • complicating pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 648.4
        • affecting fetus or newborn 760.71
      • suspected damage to fetus affecting management of pregnancy 655.4
    • ethyl alcohol 303.9
    • methyl alcohol 303.9
    • methylated spirit 303.9
    • wine 303.9
  • Alcohol, alcoholic
    • addiction (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
      • maternal
        • with suspected fetal damage affecting management of pregnancy 655.4
        • affecting fetus or newborn 760.71
    • chronic (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
  • Alcoholism 303.9
    • with psychosis (see also Psychosis, alcoholic) 291.9
    • chronic 303.9
    • complicating pregnancy, childbirth, or puerperium 648.4
      • affecting fetus or newborn 760.71
    • Korsakoff's, Korsakov's, Korsakow's 291.1
    • suspected damage to fetus affecting management of pregnancy 655.4
  • Dependence
    • alcohol, alcoholic (ethyl) (methyl) (wood) 303.9
      • maternal, with suspected fetal damage affecting management of pregnancy 655.4
    • methylated spirit 303.9
    • wine 303.9
  • Dipsomania (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
    • with psychosis (see also Psychosis, alcoholic) 291.9
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • C2 (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
  • Drinking (alcohol) - see also Alcoholism
    • excessive, to excess NEC (see also Abuse, drugs, nondependent) 305.0
      • bouts, periodic 305.0
      • continual 303.9
      • episodic 305.0
      • habitual 303.9
      • periodic 305.0
  • Drunkenness (see also Abuse, drugs, nondependent) 305.0
    • chronic (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
  • Ethanolism (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
  • Ethylism (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
  • Excess, excessive, excessively
    • drinking (alcohol) NEC (see also Abuse, drugs, nondependent) 305.0
      • continual (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
      • habitual (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
  • Intemperance (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • wet
      • brain (alcoholic) 303.9
      • feet (maceration) (tropical) 991.4
      • lung
  • Wet
    • brain (alcoholic) (see also Alcoholism) 303.9
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