ICD-10-CM Code Z63

Other problems related to primary support group, including family circumstances

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z63 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other problems related to primary support group, including family circumstances. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z63
Short Description:Oth prob rel to prim support group, inc family circumstances
Long Description:Other problems related to primary support group, including family circumstances

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

  • Z63.0 - Problems in relationship with spouse or partner
  • Z63.1 - Problems in relationship with in-laws
  • Z63.3 - Absence of family member
  • Z63.31 - Absence of family member due to military deployment
  • Z63.32 - Other absence of family member
  • Z63.4 - Disappearance and death of family member
  • Z63.5 - Disruption of family by separation and divorce
  • Z63.6 - Dependent relative needing care at home
  • Z63.7 - Other stressful life events affecting family and household
  • Z63.71 - Stress on family due to return of family member from military deployment
  • Z63.72 - Alcoholism and drug addiction in family
  • Z63.79 - Other stressful life events affecting family and household
  • Z63.8 - Other specified problems related to primary support group
  • Z63.9 - Problem related to primary support group, unspecified

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 Z63:

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.
  • maltreatment syndrome T74 T76
  • parent-child problems Z62
  • problems related to negative life events in childhood Z62
  • problems related to upbringing Z62

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)
      • Oth prob rel to prim support group, inc family circumstances (Z63)

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


Family Issues

There are many kinds of families. Some have two parents, while others have a single parent. Sometimes there is no parent and grandparents raise grandchildren. Some children live in foster families, adoptive families, or in stepfamilies.

Families are much more than groups of people who share the same genes or the same address. They should be a source of love and support. This does not mean that everyone gets along all the time. Conflicts are a part of family life. Many things can lead to conflict, such as illness, disability, addiction, job loss, school problems, and marital issues. Listening to each other and working to resolve conflicts are important in strengthening the family.


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