ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z63.4

Disappearance and death of family member

Diagnosis Code Z63.4

ICD-10: Z63.4
Short Description: Disappearance and death of family member
Long Description: Disappearance and death of family member
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z63.4

Valid for Submission
The code Z63.4 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
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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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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 Z63.4 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Acceptance stage of grief
  • Adapting to loss following bereavement
  • Anger stage of grief
  • Bargaining stage of grief
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic sorrow
  • Conflicting stages of grief
  • Conflicting stages of grief among family members
  • Death of pet
  • Death of relative
  • Denial stage of grief
  • Despair stage of grief
  • Disappearance of partner
  • Expected bereavement
  • Family bereavement
  • Family disruption due to death of family member
  • Guided mourning
  • Guilt stage of grief
  • Husband deceased
  • Partner deceased
  • Reflecting stage of grief
  • Relative dying
  • Sudden bereavement
  • Unexpected bereavement
  • Wife deceased

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z63.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Grief

Bereavement is the period of grief and mourning after a death. When you grieve, it's part of the normal process of reacting to a loss. You may experience grief as a mental, physical, social or emotional reaction. Mental reactions can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness and despair. Physical reactions can include sleeping problems, changes in appetite, physical problems or illness.

How long bereavement lasts can depend on how close you were to the person who died, if the person's death was expected and other factors. Friends, family and faith may be sources of support. Grief counseling or grief therapy is also helpful to some people.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Grief (Medical Encyclopedia)

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