ICD-10-CM Code Z84

Family history of other conditions

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z84 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of family history of other conditions. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Family history of other conditions
Long Description:Family history of other conditions

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

  • Z84.0 - Family history of diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • Z84.1 - Family history of disorders of kidney and ureter
  • Z84.2 - Family history of other diseases of the genitourinary system
  • Z84.3 - Family history of consanguinity
  • Z84.8 - Family history of other specified conditions
  • Z84.81 - Family history of carrier of genetic disease
  • Z84.82 - Family history of sudden infant death syndrome
  • Z84.89 - Family history of other specified conditions

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 conditions (Z84)

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

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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