2022 ICD-10-CM Code Z72
Problems related to lifestyle

Version 2022
ICD-10:Z72
Short Description:Problems related to lifestyle
Long Description:Problems related to lifestyle
Status: Not Valid for Submission

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)

Z72 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of problems related to lifestyle. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Problems related to lifestyle

Non-specific codes like Z72 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for problems related to lifestyle:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z72.0 for Tobacco use
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z72.3 for Lack of physical exercise
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z72.4 for Inappropriate diet and eating habits
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - Z72.5 for High risk sexual behavior
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z72.51 for High risk heterosexual behavior
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z72.52 for High risk homosexual behavior
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z72.53 for High risk bisexual behavior
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z72.6 for Gambling and betting
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - Z72.8 for Other problems related to lifestyle
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - Z72.81 for Antisocial behavior
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - Z72.82 for Problems related to sleep
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z72.89 for Other problems related to lifestyle
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z72.9 for 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 coding notes and 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.

Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)