ICD-10-CM Code Z72

Problems related to lifestyle

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z72 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of problems related to lifestyle. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Problems related to lifestyle
Long Description:Problems related to lifestyle

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

  • Z72.0 - Tobacco use
  • Z72.3 - Lack of physical exercise
  • Z72.4 - Inappropriate diet and eating habits
  • Z72.5 - High risk sexual behavior
  • Z72.51 - High risk heterosexual behavior
  • Z72.52 - High risk homosexual behavior
  • Z72.53 - High risk bisexual behavior
  • Z72.6 - Gambling and betting
  • Z72.8 - Other problems related to lifestyle
  • Z72.81 - Antisocial behavior
  • Z72.810 - Child and adolescent antisocial behavior
  • Z72.811 - Adult antisocial behavior
  • Z72.82 - Problems related to sleep
  • Z72.820 - Sleep deprivation
  • Z72.821 - Inadequate sleep hygiene
  • Z72.89 - Other problems related to lifestyle
  • Z72.9 - Problem related to lifestyle, 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 Z72:

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.
  • problems related to life-management difficulty Z73
  • problems related to socioeconomic and psychosocial circumstances Z55 Z65

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (Z69-Z76)
      • Problems related to lifestyle (Z72)

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