ICD-10-CM Code Spotlight – Z73- Problems related to life-management difficulty

Code Category Z73 represents a unique set of diagnosis codes related to capturing difficulties associated with lifestyle management. Society has somewhat glamorized constant busyness and being defined by our careers. We all know someone that LIVES to work and struggles with finding an identity outside of their career and professional life.

There are ICD-10-CM billing codes in category Z73 to reflect issues related to chronic burn-out, type A behavior patterns, lack of relaxation and leisure time outside of work, work-related stress, etc. Patients who struggle with these issues have often experienced periods of prolonged stress, ongoing burnout, and may struggle with setting boundaries between work and home life. It is important to only report codes from category Z73 when there is clear clinical documentation specified by the provider/physician in the medical record that the patient has an associated lifestyle management concern that is impacting the patient’s overall health and well-being.

Capturing codes from category Z73 helps us quantify the totality of lifestyle management issues and how they affect public health at large.

Read more about Code Category Z73 here: https://www.icd10data.com/ICD10CM/Codes/Z00-Z99/Z69-Z76/Z73-

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