2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z22

Carrier of infectious disease

Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (Z22) and the excluded code together.
  • carrier of viral hepatitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B18
    • B18 Chronic viral hepatitis
      • B18.0 Chronic viral hepatitis B with delta-agent
      • B18.1 Chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent...
      • B18.2 Chronic viral hepatitis C
      • B18.8 Other chronic viral hepatitis
      • B18.9 Chronic viral hepatitis, unspecified
    B18.-
    )
Includes
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"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • colonization status
  • suspected carrier
The following code(s) above Z22 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 Z22:
  • Z00-Z99
    2018 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
Code History
Code annotations containing back-references to Z22:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Z22
Z20.81 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other bacterial communicable diseases
Z20.810 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to anthrax
Z20.811 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to meningococcus
Z20.818 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other bacterial communicable diseases
Z20.82 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other viral communicable diseases
Z20.820 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to varicella
Z20.828 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other viral communicable diseases
Z20.89 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other communicable diseases
Z20.9 Contact with and (suspected) exposure to unspecified communicable disease
Z21 Asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] infection status
Z22 Carrier of infectious disease
Z22.0 Carrier of typhoid
Z22.1 Carrier of other intestinal infectious diseases
Z22.2 Carrier of diphtheria
Z22.3 Carrier of other specified bacterial diseases
Z22.31 Carrier of bacterial disease due to meningococci
Z22.32 Carrier of bacterial disease due to staphylococci
Z22.321 Carrier or suspected carrier of Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus
Z22.322 Carrier or suspected carrier of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Z22.33 Carrier of bacterial disease due to streptococci
Z22.330 Carrier of Group B streptococcus

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