ICD-10-CM Code Y07.52

Healthcare provider, perpetrator of maltreatment and neglect

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Y07.52 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of healthcare provider, perpetrator of maltreatment and neglect. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Y07.52
Short Description:Healthcare provider, perpetrator of maltreatment and neglect
Long Description:Healthcare provider, perpetrator of maltreatment and neglect

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Y07.521 - Mental health provider, perpetrator of maltreatment and neglect
  • Y07.528 - Other therapist or healthcare provider, perpetrator of maltreatment and neglect
  • Y07.529 - Unspecified healthcare provider, perpetrator of maltreatment and neglect

Code Classification

  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Assault (X92-Y09)
      • Perpetrator of assault, maltreatment and neglect (Y07)

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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Elder Abuse

Many older people are victims of elder abuse. It is the mistreatment of an older person, usually by a caregiver. It can happen within the family. It can also happen in assisted living facilities or nursing homes.

The mistreatment may be

  • Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse
  • Neglect or abandonment
  • Financial abuse - stealing of money or belongings

Possible signs of elder abuse include unexplained bruises, burns, and injuries. There may also be bed sores and poor hygiene. The person may become withdrawn, agitated, and depressed. There may be a sudden change in the person's financial situation.

Elder abuse will not stop on its own. Someone else needs to step in and help. If you think that an older person is in urgent danger, call 911. Otherwise, contact adult protective services.

NIH: National Institute on Aging


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