ICD-10-CM Code Z55

Problems related to education and literacy

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z55 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of problems related to education and literacy. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z55
Short Description:Problems related to education and literacy
Long Description:Problems related to education and literacy

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

  • Z55.0 - Illiteracy and low-level literacy
  • Z55.1 - Schooling unavailable and unattainable
  • Z55.2 - Failed school examinations
  • Z55.3 - Underachievement in school
  • Z55.4 - Educational maladjustment and discord with teachers and classmates
  • Z55.8 - Other problems related to education and literacy
  • Z55.9 - ... unspecified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code Z55:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • disorders of psychological development F80 F89

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to socioeconomic and psychosocial circumstances (Z55-Z65)
      • Problems related to education and literacy (Z55)

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