Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 296.20
Major depressive affective disorder, single episode, unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 296.20 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 296.20 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: 296.20 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM F32.9 Major depressive disorder, single episode, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Depression, major, single episode
  • Major depression, single episode
  • Major depressive disorder in childbirth
  • Major depressive disorder in pregnancy
  • Mood disorder of depressed type
  • Mood disorder w depressive feature
  • Postpartum (after childbirth) depression
  • Postpartum major depressive disorder
  • Reactive depressive psychosis, single episode
  • Severe postnatal depression
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