Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 300.23
Social phobia
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 300.23 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 300.23 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: 300.23 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM F40.10 Social phobia, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Fear of eating in public
  • Generalised social phobia
  • Generalized social phobia (disorder)
  • Phobia, eating in public
  • Phobia, social
  • Social phobia, generalized
Clinical Information
  • An anxiety disorder characterized by an intense, irrational fear of one or more social or performance situations in which the individual believes that he or she will be scrutinized by others. Exposure to social situations immediately provokes an anxiety response. In adults, the social phobia is recognized as excessive or unreasonable
  • Anxiety or fear associated with actual or anticipated oral communication with others
  • Extreme apprehension or fear of social interaction or social situations in general. Compare social anxiety
Applies To
  • Fear of:
    • eating in public
    • public speaking
    • washing in public
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 300.23:
  • Bathophobia 300.23
  • Bromidrosiphobia 300.23
  • Erythrophobia 300.23
  • Fear, fearfulness (complex) (reaction) 300.20
  • Phobia, phobic (reaction) 300.20
    • social 300.23
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