Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 291.81
Alcohol withdrawal
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 291.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 291.81 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 291.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM F10.239 Alcohol dependence with withdrawal, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Alcohol withdrawal syndrome
  • Alcohol withdrawal w perceptual disturbance
  • Alcohol withdrawal, uncomplicated
  • Perceptual disturbance due to alcohol withdrawal
  • Uncomplicated alcohol withdrawal
Clinical Information
  • Processes and symptomatic effects resulting from abstinence from alcohol. Used for both human and animal populations
291.81 Excludes
  • alcohol withdrawal:
Applies To
  • Alcohol:
    • abstinence syndrome or symptoms
    • withdrawal syndrome or symptoms
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 291.81:
  • Abstinence symptoms or syndrome
    • alcohol 291.81
  • Alcohol, alcoholic
    • abstinence 291.81
    • withdrawal symptoms, syndrome NEC 291.81
  • Dependence
    • with
      • withdrawal symptoms
  • Deprivation
    • symptoms, syndrome
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • alcohol withdrawal 291.81
    • withdrawal
      • alcohol 291.81
      • drug 292.0
        • infant of dependent mother 779.5
  • Withdrawal symptoms, syndrome
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 291.81 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 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.