Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V65.2
Person feigning illness
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM V65.2 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 V65.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Drug seeking
  • Drug seeking behavior
  • Drug seeking behaviour
  • Malingering
Applies To
  • Malingerer
  • Peregrinating patient
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V65.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Z76.5 Malingerer [conscious simulation]
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V65.2:
  • Feigned illness V65.2
  • Malingerer, malingering V65.2
  • Peregrinating patient V65.2
  • Person (with)
    • feigning illness V65.2
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM V65.2 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2014 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.