Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 296.5
Bipolar i disorder, most recent episode (or current) depressed
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 7 ICD-9-CM codes below 296.5 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
296.5 Excludes
  • brief compensatory or rebound mood swings (296.99)
Applies To
  • Bipolar disorder, now depressed
  • Manic-depressive psychosis, circular type but currently depressed
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 296.5:
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