ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z72.52

High risk homosexual behavior

Diagnosis Code Z72.52

ICD-10: Z72.52
Short Description: High risk homosexual behavior
Long Description: High risk homosexual behavior
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z72.52

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (Z69-Z76)
      • Problems related to lifestyle (Z72)

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.

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.

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 Z72.52 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Compulsive overt homosexual state
  • Cottaging
  • Cruising
  • High risk homosexual behavior
  • High risk sexual behavior
  • Homosexual
  • Homosexual behavior
  • Homosexual behavior

Information for Patients

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Health

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have special health concerns besides the usual ones that affect most men and women. On this page you'll find information about these specific health issues.

  • Syphilis and MSM (Men Who Have Sex with Men) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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