ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z82.0

Family history of epilepsy and oth dis of the nervous sys

Diagnosis Code Z82.0

ICD-10: Z82.0
Short Description: Family history of epilepsy and oth dis of the nervous sys
Long Description: Family history of epilepsy and other diseases of the nervous system
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z82.0

Valid for Submission
The code Z82.0 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 family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Fam hx of certain disabil & chr dis (leading to disablement) (Z82)

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.

Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • V17.2 - Fam hx-neurolog dis NEC

Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
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.

The code Z82.0 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Family history of acute medical disorder
  • Family history of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Family history of central nervous system disorder
  • Family history of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Family history of disorder of peripheral nervous system
  • Family history of familial dysautonomia
  • Family history of headache disorder
  • Family history of movement disorder
  • Family history of narcolepsy
  • Family history of neurological disorder
  • Family history of neuropathy
  • Family history of Parkinson's disease
  • Family history of periodic limb movement disorder
  • Family history of restless legs syndrome
  • Family history of seizure disorder
  • Family history of sleep apnea
  • Family history of transient ischemic attack
  • Family history of trigeminal neuralgia
  • Family history of tuberous sclerosis
  • Family history: Brain disorder
  • Family history: Cerebral palsy
  • Family history: Cholinesterase deficiency
  • Family history: Epilepsy
  • Family history: Hemiplegia
  • Family history: Huntington's chorea
  • Family history: Migraine
  • Family history: Motor neurone disease
  • Family history: Multiple sclerosis
  • Family history: Muscular dystrophy
  • Family history: Neoplasm of central nervous system
  • Family history: Paraplegia
  • Family history: Parkinsonism

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z82.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have recurring seizures. The seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain send out the wrong signals. People may have strange sensations and emotions or behave strangely. They may have violent muscle spasms or lose consciousness.

Epilepsy has many possible causes, including illness, brain injury, and abnormal brain development. In many cases, the cause is unknown.

Doctors use brain scans and other tests to diagnose epilepsy. It is important to start treatment right away. There is no cure for epilepsy, but medicines can control seizures for most people. When medicines are not working well, surgery or implanted devices such as vagus nerve stimulators may help. Special diets can help some children with epilepsy.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Brain surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • EEG (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epilepsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epilepsy - children (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epilepsy - children - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epilepsy or seizures - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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

  • Creating a family health history (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Family History Is Important for Your Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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Neurologic Diseases

Also called: Nervous system diseases

The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.

There are more than 600 neurologic diseases. Major types include

  • Diseases caused by faulty genes, such as Huntington's disease and muscular dystrophy
  • Problems with the way the nervous system develops, such as spina bifida
  • Degenerative diseases, where nerve cells are damaged or die, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease
  • Diseases of the blood vessels that supply the brain, such as stroke
  • Injuries to the spinal cord and brain
  • Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy
  • Cancer, such as brain tumors
  • infections, such as meningitis

  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • EEG (Medical Encyclopedia)

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