ICD-10-CM Code Z56

Problems related to employment and unemployment

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z56 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 employment and unemployment. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z56
Short Description:Problems related to employment and unemployment
Long Description:Problems related to employment and unemployment

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

  • Z56.0 - Unemployment, unspecified
  • Z56.1 - Change of job
  • Z56.2 - Threat of job loss
  • Z56.3 - Stressful work schedule
  • Z56.4 - Discord with boss and workmates
  • Z56.5 - Uncongenial work environment
  • Z56.6 - Other physical and mental strain related to work
  • Z56.8 - Other problems related to employment
  • Z56.81 - Sexual harassment on the job
  • Z56.82 - Military deployment status
  • Z56.89 - Other problems related to employment
  • Z56.9 - Unspecified problems related to employment

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 Z56:

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • occupational exposure to risk factors Z57
  • problems related to housing and economic circumstances Z59

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 employment and unemployment (Z56)

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