ICD-10-CM Code Z73.8

Other problems related to life management difficulty

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z73.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other problems related to life management difficulty. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z73.8
Short Description:Other problems related to life management difficulty
Long Description:Other problems related to life management difficulty

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

  • Z73.81 - Behavioral insomnia of childhood
  • Z73.810 - Behavioral insomnia of childhood, sleep-onset association type
  • Z73.811 - Behavioral insomnia of childhood, limit setting type
  • Z73.812 - Behavioral insomnia of childhood, combined type
  • Z73.819 - Behavioral insomnia of childhood, unspecified type
  • Z73.82 - Dual sensory impairment
  • Z73.89 - Other problems related to life management difficulty

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 life management difficulty (Z73)

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


Stress

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Not all stress is bad. All animals have a stress response, and it can be life-saving. But chronic stress can cause both physical and mental harm.

There are at least three different types of stress:

  • Routine stress related to the pressures of work, family, and other daily responsibilities
  • Stress brought about by a sudden negative change, such as losing a job, divorce, or illness
  • Traumatic stress, which happens when you are in danger of being seriously hurt or killed. Examples include a major accident, war, assault, or a natural disaster. This type of stress can cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Different people may feel stress in different ways. Some people experience digestive symptoms. Others may have headaches, sleeplessness, depressed mood, anger, and irritability. People under chronic stress get more frequent and severe viral infections, such as the flu or common cold. Vaccines, such as the flu shot, are less effective for them.

Some people cope with stress more effectively than others. It's important to know your limits when it comes to stress, so you can avoid more serious health effects.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


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