Specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z22.50

Carrier of unspecified viral hepatitis

    2015 Billable Code Unacceptable As Principal Dx POA Exempt

  • Z22.50 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, Z22.50 - and all other ICD-10-CM codes - should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z22.50. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • Z22.50 is considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis as it describes a circumstance which influences an individual's health status but not a current illness or injury, or the diagnosis may not be a specific manifestation but may be due to an underlying cause.
Present On Admission
  • Z22.50 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Z22.50 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 441 Disorders of liver except malig,cirr,alc hepa with mcc
  • 442 Disorders of liver except malig,cirr,alc hepa with cc
  • 443 Disorders of liver except malig,cirr,alc hepa without cc/mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM Z22.50 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM Z22.50: