ICD-10-CM Code Z60.0

Problems of adjustment to life-cycle transitions

Version 2020 Billable Code Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis

Valid for Submission

Z60.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of problems of adjustment to life-cycle transitions. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Z60.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like crisis, difficulty managing andropause, emotional adjustment - finding, empty nest syndrome, fear of oncoming retirement, life crisis, etc

The code Z60.0 describes a circumstance which influences the patient's health status but not a current illness or injury. The code is unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

ICD-10:Z60.0
Short Description:Problems of adjustment to life-cycle transitions
Long Description:Problems of adjustment to life-cycle transitions

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 Z60.0:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Phase of life problem
  • Problem with adjustment to retirement pension

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code Z60.0 are found in the index:


Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Unacceptable principal diagnosis - There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Synonyms

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

  • Crisis
  • Difficulty managing andropause
  • Emotional adjustment - finding
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Fear of oncoming retirement
  • Life crisis
  • Male climacteric
  • Midlife crisis
  • Phase of life problem
  • Phase of life problem in remission
  • Retirement maladjusted
  • Retirement problems
  • Retirement unsettled

Convert Z60.0 to ICD-9

  • V62.89 - Psychological stress NEC (Approximate Flag)

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 social environment (Z60)

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