2021 ICD-10-CM Code T74.02XA

Child neglect or abandonment, confirmed, initial encounter

Version 2021
Billable Code
7th Character Code
Initial Code
Pediatric Diagnoses
MS-DRG Mapping

Valid for Submission

T74.02XA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of child neglect or abandonment, confirmed, initial encounter. The code T74.02XA is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code T74.02XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abandoned child, abandonment of infant, abuse of disabled person, accident due to abandonment of child, accident due to abandonment of disabled person , accident due to abandonment of newborn, etc.

The code T74.02XA is applicable for patients aged 0 through 17 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.

T74.02XA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like child neglect or abandonment confirmed. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.

ICD-10:T74.02XA
Short Description:Child neglect or abandonment, confirmed, initial encounter
Long Description:Child neglect or abandonment, confirmed, initial encounter

Code Classification

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

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Information for Patients


Child Abuse

Child abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to a child or puts a child at risk of harm. Child abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Neglect, or not providing for a child's needs, is also a form of abuse.

Most abused children suffer greater emotional than physical damage. An abused child may become depressed. He or she may withdraw, think of suicide or become violent. An older child may use drugs or alcohol, try to run away or abuse others.

Child abuse is a serious problem. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the police or your local child welfare agency.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)