ICD-10-CM Code Z56.8

Other problems related to employment

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z56.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other problems related to employment. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z56.8
Short Description:Other problems related to employment
Long Description:Other problems related to employment

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

  • Z56.81 - Sexual harassment on the job
  • Z56.82 - Military deployment status
  • Z56.89 - Other problems related to employment

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

Information for Patients


Occupational Health

Occupational health problems occur at work or because of the kind of work you do. These problems can include

  • Cuts, broken bones, sprains, and strains
  • Loss of limbs
  • Repetitive motion disorders
  • Hearing problems caused by exposure to noise
  • Vision problems
  • Illness caused by breathing, touching, or swallowing unsafe substances
  • Illness caused by exposure to radiation
  • Exposure to germs in health care settings

Good job safety and prevention practices can reduce your risk of these problems. Try to stay fit, reduce stress, set up your work area properly, and use the right equipment and gear.


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