ICD-10-CM Code Z83.79

Family history of other diseases of the digestive system

Version 2020 Billable Code Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Z83.79 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of family history of other diseases of the digestive system. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Z83.79 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like family history of barrett esophagus, family history of celiac disease, family history of chronic ulcerative proctitis, family history of cirrhosis of liver, family history of disorder of pancreas, family history of diverticulitis of colon, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

The code Z83.79 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:Z83.79
Short Description:Family history of other diseases of the digestive system
Long Description:Family history of other diseases of the digestive system

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 Z83.79 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 Barrett esophagus
  • Family history of celiac disease
  • Family history of chronic ulcerative proctitis
  • Family history of cirrhosis of liver
  • Family history of disorder of pancreas
  • Family history of diverticulitis of colon
  • Family history of gastroschisis
  • Family history of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Family history of intestinal obstruction
  • Family history of irritable colon
  • Family history of lactose intolerance
  • FH: Biliary disease
  • FH: Colitis
  • FH: Crohn's disease
  • FH: Duodenal ulcer
  • FH: Gallbladder disease
  • FH: Gastric ulcer
  • FH: Gastrointestinal disease
  • FH: Hepatitis
  • FH: Liver disease
  • FH: Peptic ulceration
  • FH: Ulcerative colitis
  • History of closure of enterostomy

Present on Admission (POA)

Z83.79 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 Z83.79 to ICD-9

  • V18.59 - Fam hx digest disord 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)
      • Family history of other specific disorders (Z83)

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


Digestive Diseases

When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.

Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion.

There are many types of digestive disorders. The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have

  • Blood in your stool
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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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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