ICD-10-CM Code Y07.9

Unspecified perpetrator of maltreatment and neglect

Version 2020 Billable Code POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Y07.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified perpetrator of maltreatment and neglect. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Y07.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abandoned child, abandonment of child with intent to injure or kill, abandonment of infant with intent to injure or kill, abnormal sexual behavior, abuse, abuse by relative of victim, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

ICD-10:Y07.9
Short Description:Unspecified perpetrator of maltreatment and neglect
Long Description:Unspecified perpetrator of maltreatment and neglect

Index of External Cause of Injuries

References found for the code Y07.9 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Perpetrator, perpetration, of assault, maltreatment and neglect(by)

Synonyms

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

  • Abandoned child
  • Abandonment of child with intent to injure or kill
  • Abandonment of infant with intent to injure or kill
  • Abnormal sexual behavior
  • Abuse
  • Abuse by relative of victim
  • Abuse by unrelated caregiver
  • Abuse of disabled person
  • Abusive caretaking
  • Abusive sexual relationship with partner
  • Accident due to abandonment of child
  • Accident due to abandonment of disabled person
  • Accident due to abandonment of elderly person
  • Accident due to abandonment of newborn
  • Accident due to abandonment or neglect of helpless person
  • Accident due to abandonment or neglect of helpless person
  • Accident due to abandonment or neglect of helpless person
  • Accident due to neglect of child
  • Accident due to neglect of child
  • Accident due to neglect of disabled person
  • Accident due to neglect of elderly person
  • Accident due to neglect of newborn
  • Adult abuse
  • Adult victim of neglect
  • Adult victim of non-domestic physical abuse
  • Adult victim of non-domestic sexual abuse
  • Adult victim of nutritional neglect
  • Adult victim of physical abuse
  • Adult victim of sexual abuse
  • Adult victim of sexual abuse during military service
  • Assault by criminal neglect
  • Child affected by Munchausen's by proxy
  • Child victim of nutritional neglect
  • Delayed healthcare provision resulting in neglect
  • Domestic abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Domestic emotional abuse
  • Domestic physical abuse
  • Domestic sexual abuse
  • Elderly person maltreatment
  • Exposure to weather conditions resulting from abandonment
  • Finding related to dependent adult care
  • Finding related to dependent adult care
  • Homicide and assault by fight, brawl and rape
  • Inappropriately left alone
  • Incestuous concubinage with girls
  • Lacks emotional nurturance
  • Lacks necessary supervision
  • Neglect of adult
  • Neglect of elder
  • Neglected elder
  • Neglected parents
  • Neglected spouse
  • Neglectful caretaking
  • Non-accidental injury
  • Non-accidental injury
  • Non-accidental injury
  • Non-accidental injury to adult
  • Non-accidental injury to child
  • Overt sexual harassment by male
  • Physical abuse
  • Physical abuse complicating childbirth
  • Physical abuse complicating pregnancy
  • Physical injury due to physical abuse
  • Psychological abuse complicating childbirth
  • Psychological abuse complicating pregnancy
  • Psychologically abused elder
  • Psychologically abused spouse
  • Psychologically abused woman
  • Recipient of obscene telephone call
  • Serious reportable event associated with criminal activity
  • Sexual abuse complicating childbirth
  • Sexual abuse complicating pregnancy
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual assault on a patient within or on the grounds of the healthcare facility
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual harassment by female
  • Sexual harassment by male
  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Statutory rape
  • Victim of abusive sexual relationship
  • Victim of abusive sexual relationship with partner
  • Victim of child abuse
  • Victim of child abuse
  • Victim of child abuse
  • Victim of child neglect
  • Victim of child sexual abuse
  • Victim of child sexual exploitation
  • Victim of consistent negative messages
  • Victim of elder abuse
  • Victim of elder physical abuse
  • Victim of emotional abuse
  • Victim of excessive discipline
  • Victim of harsh discipline
  • Victim of homosexual aggression
  • Victim of infant neglect
  • Victim of intimate partner abuse
  • Victim of mental abuse
  • Victim of neglect
  • Victim of psychological trauma
  • Victim of rape
  • Victim of rape as adult
  • Victim of sexual aggression
  • Victim of sexual aggression
  • Victim of sexual assault by intimate partner
  • Victim of sexual grooming
  • Victim of sexual harassment
  • Victim of trampling
  • Victim of verbal abuse
  • Victim of violent environment
  • Witness of indecent exposure

Present on Admission (POA)

Y07.9 is exempt from POA reporting - 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. Review other POA exempt codes here .

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Convert Y07.9 to ICD-9

  • E967.9 - Child abuse NOS (Approximate Flag)

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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