ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z62.3

Hostility towards and scapegoating of child

Diagnosis Code Z62.3

ICD-10: Z62.3
Short Description: Hostility towards and scapegoating of child
Long Description: Hostility towards and scapegoating of child
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z62.3

Valid for Submission
The code Z62.3 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)


Version 2019 Billable Code Pediatric Diagnoses Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following 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.

Convert to ICD-9
  • V61.29 - Oth parent-child problem (Approximate Flag)

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z62.3 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

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