Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 309.21
Separation anxiety disorder
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 309.21 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 309.21 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: 309.21 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM F93.0 Separation anxiety disorder of childhood
Approximate Synonyms
  • Separation anxiety
Clinical Information
  • An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent excessive distress due to fear of separation from the home or from major attachment figures; the distress is developmentally inappropriate and causes impairment in social, academic, or other areas of functioning
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 309.21:
  • Anxiety (neurosis) (reaction) (state) 300.00
    • separation, abnormal 309.21
  • Depression 311
    • anaclitic 309.21
  • Disorder - see also Disease
    • separation anxiety 309.21
  • Separation
    • anxiety, abnormal 309.21
  • Shock 785.50
    • anaclitic 309.21
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