ICD-10-CM Code Z63.7

Other stressful life events affecting family and household

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z63.7 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other stressful life events affecting family and household. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z63.7
Short Description:Other stressful life events affecting family and household
Long Description:Other stressful life events affecting family and household

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

  • 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

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.


[Learn More]