ICD-10-CM Code Z62.21

Child in welfare custody

Version 2020 Billable Code Pediatric Diagnoses Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis

Valid for Submission

Z62.21 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of child in welfare custody. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Z62.21 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like child in care, child in family care - finding, child in foster care, child in welfare custody, child lives with grandparents, child protection finding, etc

The code Z62.21 is applicable for patients aged 0 through 17 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.

ICD-10:Z62.21
Short Description:Child in welfare custody
Long Description:Child in welfare custody

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 Z62.21:

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.
  • Child in care of non-parental family member
  • Child in foster care

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.
  • problem for parent due to child in welfare custody Z63.5

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 Z62.21 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:

  • Pediatric diagnoses - Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).
  • 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:

  • Child in care
  • Child in family care - finding
  • Child in foster care
  • Child in welfare custody
  • Child lives with grandparents
  • Child protection finding
  • Family disruption due to child in welfare custody
  • Family disruption due to child returning to or placed in foster care
  • Family milestones - finding
  • Member of foster family
  • Member of foster family
  • Member of foster family, long-term
  • Member of foster family, short-term
  • Ward of court
  • Wardship - finding

Convert Z62.21 to ICD-9

  • V60.81 - Foster care (status) (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 upbringing (Z62)

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