ICD-10-CM Code Z74

Problems related to care provider dependency

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z74 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 care provider dependency. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z74
Short Description:Problems related to care provider dependency
Long Description:Problems related to care provider dependency

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

  • Z74.0 - Reduced mobility
  • Z74.01 - Bed confinement status
  • Z74.09 - Other reduced mobility
  • Z74.1 - Need for assistance with personal care
  • Z74.2 - Need for assistance at home and no other household member able to render care
  • Z74.3 - Need for continuous supervision
  • Z74.8 - Other problems related to care provider dependency
  • Z74.9 - Problem related to care provider dependency, 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 Z74:

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.
  • dependence on enabling machines or devices NEC Z99

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 care provider dependency (Z74)

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


Caregivers

Caregivers provide help to another person in need. The person receiving care may be an adult - often a parent or a spouse - or a child with special medical needs. Some caregivers are family members. Others are paid. They do many things:

  • Shop for food and cook
  • Clean the house
  • Pay bills
  • Give medicine
  • Help the person go to the toilet, bathe and dress
  • Help the person eat
  • Provide company and emotional support

Caregiving is hard, and caregivers of chronically ill people often feel stress. They are "on call" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you're caring for someone with mental problems like Alzheimer's disease it can be especially difficult. Support groups can help.

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