ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z62.21

Child in welfare custody

Diagnosis Code Z62.21

ICD-10: Z62.21
Short Description: Child in welfare custody
Long Description: Child in welfare custody
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z62.21

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to socioeconomic and psychosocial circumstances (Z55-Z65)
      • Problems related to upbringing (Z62)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Pediatric diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipPediatric diagnoses
Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).

Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable principal diagnosis
There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Child in foster care
  • Child in welfare custody
  • Finding of child in family care

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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