ICD-10-CM Code Z62.81

Personal history of abuse in childhood

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z62.81 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of personal history of abuse in childhood. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z62.81
Short Description:Personal history of abuse in childhood
Long Description:Personal history of abuse in childhood

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

  • Z62.810 - Personal history of physical and sexual abuse in childhood
  • Z62.811 - Personal history of psychological abuse in childhood
  • Z62.812 - Personal history of neglect in childhood
  • Z62.813 - Personal history of forced labor or sexual exploitation in childhood
  • Z62.819 - Personal history of unspecified abuse in childhood

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

Information for Patients


Child Abuse

Child abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to a child or puts a child at risk of harm. Child abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Neglect, or not providing for a child's needs, is also a form of abuse.

Most abused children suffer greater emotional than physical damage. An abused child may become depressed. He or she may withdraw, think of suicide or become violent. An older child may use drugs or alcohol, try to run away or abuse others.

Child abuse is a serious problem. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the police or your local child welfare agency.


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