ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z73.4

Inadequate social skills, not elsewhere classified

Diagnosis Code Z73.4

ICD-10: Z73.4
Short Description: Inadequate social skills, not elsewhere classified
Long Description: Inadequate social skills, not elsewhere classified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z73.4

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (Z69-Z76)
      • Problems related to life management difficulty (Z73)

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 Z73.4 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Difficulty establishing relationships
  • Difficulty maintaining relationships
  • Impaired social interaction
  • Inadequate social skills
  • Lack of stimulation
  • Minimal shared activities
  • Under-stimulation

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