ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z83.79

Family history of other diseases of the digestive system

Diagnosis Code Z83.79

ICD-10: Z83.79
Short Description: Family history of other diseases of the digestive system
Long Description: Family history of other diseases of the digestive system
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z83.79

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Family history of other specific disorders (Z83)

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.
  • V18.59 - Fam hx digest disord NEC

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 Z83.79 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Family history of celiac disease
  • Family history of chronic medical disorder
  • Family history of chronic ulcerative proctitis
  • Family history of cirrhosis of liver
  • Family history of disorder of pancreas
  • Family history of diverticulitis of colon
  • Family history of gastroschisis
  • Family history of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Family history of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Family history of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Family history of intestinal obstruction
  • Family history of irritable colon
  • Family history of lactose intolerance
  • Family history: Biliary disease
  • Family history: Colitis
  • Family history: Colitis
  • Family history: Crohn's disease
  • Family history: Duodenal ulcer
  • Family history: Gallbladder disease
  • Family history: Gastric ulcer
  • Family history: Gastrointestinal disease
  • Family history: Hepatitis
  • Family history: Liver disease
  • Family history: Liver disease
  • Family history: Peptic ulceration
  • Family history: Ulcerative colitis
  • History of closure of enterostomy

Information for Patients

Digestive Diseases

Also called: Gastrointestinal diseases

When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.

Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion.

There are many types of digestive disorders. The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have

  • Blood in your stool
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Digestive diseases
  • EGD discharge
  • Fecal fat
  • Gastrointestinal fistula
  • Gastrointestinal perforation
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Stools - floating
  • Upper GI and small bowel series

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Family History

Your family history includes health information about you and your close relatives. Families have many factors in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Looking at these factors can help you figure out whether you have a higher risk for certain health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Having a family member with a disease raises your risk, but it does not mean that you will definitely get it. Knowing that you are at risk gives you a chance to reduce that risk by following a healthier lifestyle and getting tested as needed.

You can get started by talking to your relatives about their health. Draw a family tree and add the health information. Having copies of medical records and death certificates is also helpful.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Family History Is Important for Your Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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