2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z55.8

Other problems related to education and literacy

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Z55.8 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM Z55.8 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z55.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 Z55.8 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Problems related to inadequate teaching
The following code(s) above Z55.8 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to Z55.8:
  • Z00-Z99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range Z00-Z99

    Factors influencing health status and contact with health services

    Note
    • Z codes represent reasons for encounters. A corresponding procedure code must accompany a Z code if a procedure is performed. Categories Z00-Z99 are provided for occasions when circumstances other than a disease, injury or external cause classifiable to categories A00-Y89 are recorded as 'diagnoses' or 'problems'. This can arise in two main ways:
    • (a) When a person who may or may not be sick encounters the health services for some specific purpose, such as to receive limited care or service for a current condition, to donate an organ or tissue, to receive prophylactic vaccination (immunization), or to discuss a problem which is in itself not a disease or injury.
    • (b) When some circumstance or problem is present which influences the person's health status but is not in itself a current illness or injury.
    Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
  • Z55
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z55

    Problems related to education and literacy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • disorders of psychological development (F80-F89)
    Problems related to education and literacy
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • Z55.8 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Z55.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 951 Other factors influencing health status

Convert Z55.8 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to Z55.8:
  • Type 2 Excludes: F81.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F81.2

    Mathematics disorder

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Developmental acalculia
    • Developmental arithmetical disorder
    • Developmental Gerstmann's syndrome
    • Specific learning disorder, with impairment in mathematics
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • arithmetical difficulties associated with a reading disorder (F81.0)
    • arithmetical difficulties associated with a spelling disorder (F81.81)
    • arithmetical difficulties due to inadequate teaching (Z55.8)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Z55.8:
  • Difficult, difficulty (in)
    • spelling (specific) F81.81
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F81.81

      Disorder of written expression

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Specific learning disorder, with impairment in written expression
      • Specific spelling disorder
      • due to inadequate teaching Z55.8
  • Educational handicap Z55.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z55.9

    Problems related to education and literacy, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Academic problems NOS
    • specified NEC Z55.8
  • Handicap, handicapped
    • educational Z55.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z55.9

      Problems related to education and literacy, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Academic problems NOS
      • specified NEC Z55.8
  • Inadequate, inadequacy
    • teaching affecting education Z55.8
  • Problem (with) (related to)
    • education Z55.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z55.9

      Problems related to education and literacy, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Academic problems NOS
      • specified NEC Z55.8
    • literacy Z55.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z55.9

      Problems related to education and literacy, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Academic problems NOS
      • specified NEC Z55.8
    • academic Z55.8
    • inadequate teaching affecting education Z55.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Z55.8
Z53.33 Arthroscopic surgical procedure converted to open procedure
Z53.39 Other specified procedure converted to open procedure
Z53.8 Procedure and treatment not carried out for other reasons
Z53.9 Procedure and treatment not carried out, unspecified reason
Z55 Problems related to education and literacy
Z55.0 Illiteracy and low-level literacy
Z55.1 Schooling unavailable and unattainable
Z55.2 Failed school examinations
Z55.3 Underachievement in school
Z55.4 Educational maladjustment and discord with teachers and classmates
Z55.8 Other problems related to education and literacy
Z55.9 Problems related to education and literacy, unspecified
Z56 Problems related to employment and unemployment
Z56.0 Unemployment, unspecified
Z56.1 Change of job
Z56.2 Threat of job loss
Z56.3 Stressful work schedule
Z56.4 Discord with boss and workmates
Z56.5 Uncongenial work environment
Z56.6 Other physical and mental strain related to work
Z56.8 Other problems related to employment

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.