ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z74

Problems related to care provider dependency

Diagnosis Code Z74

ICD-10: Z74
Short Description: Problems related to care provider dependency
Long Description: Problems related to care provider dependency
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z74

Not Valid for Submission
The code Z74 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)

Information for Patients


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.

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

  • Bathing a patient in bed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Moving a patient from bed to a wheelchair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pulling a patient up in bed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Turning patients over in bed (Medical Encyclopedia)

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