ICD-10-CM Code Z82.0

Family history of epilepsy and other diseases of the nervous system

Version 2020 Billable Code Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Z82.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of family history of epilepsy and other diseases of the nervous system. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Z82.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like family history of acute medical disorder, family history of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, family history of ataxia, family history of charcot-marie-tooth disease, family history of disorder of peripheral nervous system, family history of disorder of skeletal and/or smooth muscle, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

The code Z82.0 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:Z82.0
Short Description:Family history of epilepsy and oth dis of the nervous sys
Long Description:Family history of epilepsy and other diseases of the nervous system

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 Z82.0:

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.
  • Conditions classifiable to G00 G99

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 Z82.0 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:

  • Family history of acute medical disorder
  • Family history of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Family history of ataxia
  • Family history of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Family history of disorder of peripheral nervous system
  • Family history of disorder of skeletal and/or smooth muscle
  • Family history of familial dysautonomia
  • Family history of headache disorder
  • Family history of movement disorder
  • Family history of multiple congenital anomalies
  • Family history of narcolepsy
  • Family history of neurological disorder
  • Family history of neuropathy
  • Family history of Parkinson's disease
  • Family history of periodic limb movement disorder
  • Family history of restless legs syndrome
  • Family history of seizure disorder
  • Family history of sleep apnea
  • Family history of spinocerebellar ataxia
  • Family history of Steinert myotonic dystrophy
  • Family history of transient ischemic attack
  • Family history of trigeminal neuralgia
  • Family history of tuberous sclerosis
  • Family history: Cerebral palsy
  • FH: Brain disorder
  • FH: Cholinesterase deficiency
  • FH: CNS disorder
  • FH: Cong. orthopedic anomaly
  • FH: Epilepsy
  • FH: Hemiplegia
  • FH: Huntington's chorea
  • FH: Migraine
  • FH: Motor neurone disease
  • FH: Multiple sclerosis
  • FH: Muscular dystrophy
  • FH: Neoplasm of CNS
  • FH: Paraplegia
  • FH: Parkinsonism

Present on Admission (POA)

Z82.0 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 Z82.0 to ICD-9

  • V17.2 - Fam hx-neurolog dis NEC

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)

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


Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain send out the wrong signals. People may have strange sensations and emotions or behave strangely. They may have violent muscle spasms or lose consciousness.

Epilepsy has many possible causes, including illness, brain injury, and abnormal brain development. In many cases, the cause is unknown.

Doctors use brain scans and other tests to diagnose epilepsy. It is important to start treatment right away. There is no cure for epilepsy, but medicines can control seizures for most people. When medicines are not working well, surgery or implanted devices such as vagus nerve stimulators may help. Special diets can help some children with epilepsy.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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Family History

Your family history includes health information about you and your close relatives. Families have many factors in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Looking at these factors can help you figure out whether you have a higher risk for certain health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Having a family member with a disease raises your risk, but it does not mean that you will definitely get it. Knowing that you are at risk gives you a chance to reduce that risk by following a healthier lifestyle and getting tested as needed.

You can get started by talking to your relatives about their health. Draw a family tree and add the health information. Having copies of medical records and death certificates is also helpful.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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Neurologic Diseases

The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.

There are more than 600 neurologic diseases. Major types include

  • Diseases caused by faulty genes, such as Huntington's disease and muscular dystrophy
  • Problems with the way the nervous system develops, such as spina bifida
  • Degenerative diseases, where nerve cells are damaged or die, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease
  • Diseases of the blood vessels that supply the brain, such as stroke
  • Injuries to the spinal cord and brain
  • Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy
  • Cancer, such as brain tumors
  • infections, such as meningitis

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