ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z63.4

Disappearance and death of family member

Diagnosis Code Z63.4

ICD-10: Z63.4
Short Description: Disappearance and death of family member
Long Description: Disappearance and death of family member
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z63.4

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to socioeconomic and psychosocial circumstances (Z55-Z65)
      • Oth prob rel to prim support group, inc family circumstances (Z63)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
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.

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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.

Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code Z63.4 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Adapting to loss following bereavement
  • Bereavement due to life event
  • Chronic sorrow following life event
  • Death of brother
  • Death of child
  • Death of daughter
  • Death of father
  • Death of husband
  • Death of infant
  • Death of mother
  • Death of parent
  • Death of partner
  • Death of pet
  • Death of relative
  • Death of sibling
  • Death of sister
  • Death of son
  • Death of spouse
  • Death of wife
  • Expected bereavement due to life event
  • Family bereavement
  • Guided mourning
  • Relative dying
  • Relative killed
  • Sudden bereavement due to life event
  • Suicide of close relative
  • Suicide of relative
  • Unexpected bereavement due to life event

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z63.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Grief

Bereavement is the period of grief and mourning after a death. When you grieve, it's part of the normal process of reacting to a loss. You may experience grief as a mental, physical, social or emotional reaction. Mental reactions can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness and despair. Physical reactions can include sleeping problems, changes in appetite, physical problems or illness.

How long bereavement lasts can depend on how close you were to the person who died, if the person's death was expected and other factors. Friends, family and faith may be sources of support. Grief counseling or grief therapy is also helpful to some people.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Grief

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