ICD-10-CM Code Z72.89

Other problems related to lifestyle

Version 2020 Billable Code Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Z72.89 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other problems related to lifestyle. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Z72.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like able to control drinking, addiction to sun exposure, addiction to sunbed use, addictive behavior with potential to damage skin, admits alcohol use, alcohol intake - finding, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

The code Z72.89 describes a circumstance which influences the patient's health status but not a current illness or injury. The code is unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

ICD-10:Z72.89
Short Description:Other problems related to lifestyle
Long Description:Other problems related to lifestyle

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 Z72.89:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Self-damaging behavior

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code Z72.89 are found in the index:


Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Unacceptable principal diagnosis - There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Able to control drinking
  • Addiction to sun exposure
  • Addiction to sunbed use
  • Addictive behavior with potential to damage skin
  • Admits alcohol use
  • Alcohol intake - finding
  • Alcohol intake exceeds recommended daily limit
  • Ashamed of drinking
  • Assumption of new identity
  • At risk for deliberate self harm
  • At risk for self-directed violence
  • At risk for violence
  • Attitude to drinking - finding
  • Attitude to drinking - finding
  • Attitude to drinking - finding
  • Attitude to drinking - finding
  • Behavioral tolerance to alcohol
  • Current drinker
  • Daily drinker
  • Decreased alcohol consumption
  • Difficulty getting up after drinking
  • Disturbance in life pattern associated with recreation
  • Disturbance in life pattern associated with travel
  • Disturbance in life pattern associated with work
  • Drink intake - finding
  • Drinker of hard liquor
  • Drinking bout
  • Drinking day
  • Drinking episode
  • Drinking session
  • Drinking takes priority over family obligations
  • Drinking takes priority over financial obligations
  • Drinking takes priority over social obligations
  • Drinks alcohol evenly through week
  • Drinks alcohol unevenly through week
  • Drinks alcoholic cider
  • Drinks alone
  • Drinks at home
  • Drinks at hotels
  • Drinks at night clubs
  • Drinks at other people's homes
  • Drinks at restaurants
  • Drinks at work
  • Drinks in company
  • Drinks in licensed premises
  • Drinks in morning to get rid of hangover
  • Drinks in public houses
  • Drinks in public places
  • Drinks on empty stomach
  • Drinks wine
  • Drinks with acquaintances
  • Drinks with business associates
  • Drinks with children
  • Drinks with family
  • Drinks with friends
  • Drinks with spouse
  • Drinks with strangers
  • Drinks with work colleagues
  • Exercise above recommended level
  • Fairly heavy drinker
  • Feels afraid of being an alcoholic
  • Feels drinking is out of control
  • Feels effect of alcohol at work
  • Feels should cut down drinking
  • Finding of quantity of drinking
  • Habitual drinker
  • Has no stratagem to control drinking
  • Heavy drinking session
  • HIV risk lifestyle
  • Lifestyle
  • Light drinker
  • Light drinker - 1-2u/day
  • Makes rules about drinking
  • Moderate drinker
  • Moderate drinker - 3-6u/day
  • Occasional drinker
  • Park drinker
  • Pattern of alcohol consumption through week - finding
  • Pattern of alcohol consumption through week - finding
  • Pattern of alcohol consumption through week - finding
  • Pattern of drinking through day - finding
  • Persistent effect of alcohol
  • Persistent effect of alcohol
  • Physical tolerance to alcohol
  • Problem drinker
  • Psychological tolerance to alcohol
  • Reverse tolerance to alcohol
  • Risk activity involvement
  • Salience of drink-related activities
  • Secret drinker
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • Street drinker
  • Tolerance to alcohol - finding
  • Tolerance to alcohol - finding
  • Tolerance to alcohol - finding
  • Tolerance to alcohol - finding
  • Trivial drinker - <1u/day
  • Unable to abstain from drinking
  • Unable to control drinking
  • Unable to control drinking once started
  • Unable to control spontaneous drinking bouts
  • Unable to stop drinking before intoxication
  • Undue priority given to drink-related activities
  • Unknown risk of deliberate self harm
  • Use of stratagems to control drinking - finding
  • Use of stratagems to control drinking - finding
  • Uses stratagems to control drinking
  • Very heavy drinker
  • Very heavy drinker - greater than 9 units/day
  • Weekend drinker

Present on Admission (POA)

Z72.89 is exempt from POA reporting - The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement. Review other POA exempt codes here .

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Convert Z72.89 to ICD-9

  • V69.8 - Oth prblms rltd lfstyle (Approximate Flag)

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