ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z74.1

Need for assistance with personal care

Diagnosis Code Z74.1

ICD-10: Z74.1
Short Description: Need for assistance with personal care
Long Description: Need for assistance with personal care
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z74.1

Valid for Submission
The code Z74.1 is 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 Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable 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.

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  • Cared for by family
  • Cared for by night nurse
  • Cared for by spouse
  • Carer not readily available
  • Complex care needs
  • Dependent for personal grooming
  • Difficulty applying own make-up
  • Difficulty cutting own fingernails
  • Difficulty cutting own nails
  • Difficulty cutting own toenails
  • Difficulty managing incontinence appliance
  • Difficulty managing nephrostomy care
  • Difficulty managing stoma care
  • Difficulty managing urinary catheter
  • Difficulty performing hair care activities
  • Difficulty performing nail care activities
  • Difficulty performing personal grooming activity
  • Difficulty putting on own wig
  • Difficulty shaving
  • Difficulty using toiletries
  • Difficulty washing own hair
  • District nurse attends
  • Does not have a carer
  • Does not perform personal grooming activity
  • Domiciliary services
  • Finding of availability of informal carer
  • Finding related to provision of home help
  • Home help attends
  • No carer
  • No carers, though not alone
  • No help available
  • No help available from lay carer
  • Nursing assistance required
  • Personal care handicap
  • Personal care impairment
  • Relatives involved with care
  • Relatives involved with care
  • Relatives unable to care for patient
  • Requires assistance with all daily activities
  • Self-bathing/hygiene deficit
  • Self-dressing/personal grooming deficit
  • Spouse unable to care for patient
  • Unable to apply own make-up
  • Unable to cut own fingernails
  • Unable to cut own nails
  • Unable to cut own toenails
  • Unable to perform haircare activities
  • Unable to perform nail care activities
  • Unable to perform personal care activity
  • Unable to perform personal grooming activity
  • Unable to put on own wig
  • Unable to shave
  • Unable to use toiletries
  • Unable to wash own hair

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