Z72.81 - Antisocial behavior

Version 2023
ICD-10:Z72.81
Short Description:Antisocial behavior
Long Description:Antisocial behavior
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
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)

Z72.81 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of antisocial behavior. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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 Antisocial behavior

Non-specific codes like Z72.81 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 antisocial behavior:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z72.810 for Child and adolescent antisocial behavior
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z72.811 for Adult antisocial behavior

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 this diagnosis code:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Code History