Version 2024
Replaced Code

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z59.1

Inadequate housing

ICD-10-CM:
Z59.1
Short Description:
Inadequate housing
Is Billable?
Not Valid for Submission
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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 housing and economic circumstances
        (Z59)

Z59.1 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of inadequate housing. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2024 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding Applicable to Inadequate housing

Non-specific codes like Z59.1 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10-CM codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for inadequate housing:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z59.10 for Inadequate housing, unspecified

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z59.11 for Inadequate housing environmental temperature

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z59.12 for Inadequate housing utilities

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z59.19 for Other inadequate housing

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2024 ICD-10-CM code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2023. This code was replaced for the FY 2024 (October 1, 2023 - September 30, 2024).


  • Z59.10 - Inadequate housing, unspecified
  • Z59.11 - Inadequate housing environmental temperature
  • Z59.12 - Inadequate housing utilities
  • Z59.19 - Other inadequate housing

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.


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.
  • problems related to the natural and physical environment Z77.1

Convert to ICD-9-CM Code

Source ICD-10-CM CodeTarget ICD-9-CM Code
Z59.1V60.1 - Inadequate housing

Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.