ICD-10-CM Code T74.32XA

Child psychological abuse, confirmed, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code Pediatric Diagnoses

Valid for Submission

T74.32XA is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of child psychological abuse, confirmed, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code T74.32XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abuse of disabled person, child neglect, domestic abuse, domestic emotional abuse, emotional abuse, emotional abuse, etc

The code T74.32XA 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.

Short Description:Child psychological abuse, confirmed, initial encounter
Long Description:Child psychological abuse, confirmed, initial encounter

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:

  • Pediatric diagnoses - Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).


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

  • Abuse of disabled person
  • Child neglect
  • Domestic abuse
  • Domestic emotional abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Emotional abuse of child
  • Emotional abuse of disabled person
  • Emotional deprivation of child
  • Psychosocial deprivation
  • Sensory isolation
  • Social interaction alteration
  • Social isolation
  • Victim of consistent negative messages
  • Victim of emotional abuse
  • Victim of mental abuse
  • Victim of oppression in country of origin
  • Victim of verbal abuse

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code T74.32XA is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert T74.32XA to ICD-9

  • 995.51 - Child emotnl/psych abuse (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Other and unspecified effects of external causes (T66-T78)
      • Adult and child abuse, neglect and oth maltreat, confirmed (T74)

Code History

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

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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