ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z63.5

Disruption of family by separation and divorce

Diagnosis Code Z63.5

ICD-10: Z63.5
Short Description: Disruption of family by separation and divorce
Long Description: Disruption of family by separation and divorce
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z63.5

Valid for Submission
The code Z63.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to socioeconomic and psychosocial circumstances (Z55-Z65)
      • Oth prob rel to prim support group, inc family circumstances (Z63)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
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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.

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The code Z63.5 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Broken with partner
  • Divorce problems, life event
  • Divorce proceedings pending, life event
  • Divorce, life event
  • Divorced
  • Family disruption
  • Family disruption
  • Family disruption due to divorce
  • Family disruption due to legal separation
  • Family disruption with separation
  • Husband left home
  • Legally separated with interlocutory decree
  • Maladjustment to married life
  • Marital problems
  • Marital separation, life event
  • Marriage annulment
  • Parents separated
  • Separated
  • Separated from cohabitee
  • Single person
  • Spouse left home
  • Trial separation
  • Wife left home

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z63.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Divorce is the legal breakup of a marriage. Like every major life change, divorce is stressful. It affects finances, living arrangements, household jobs, schedules, and more. If the family includes children, they may be deeply affected.

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