2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z44

Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device

Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as Z44. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • malfunction or other complications of device - see Alphabetical Index
  • presence of prosthetic device (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z97
    • Z97 Presence of other devices
      • Z97.0 Presence of artificial eye
      • Z97.1 Presence of artificial limb (complete) (parti...
        • Z97.10 Presence of artificial limb (complete) (parti...
        • Z97.11 Presence of artificial right arm (complete) (...
        • Z97.12 Presence of artificial left arm (complete) (p...
        • Z97.13 Presence of artificial right leg (complete) (...
        • Z97.14 Presence of artificial left leg (complete) (p...
        • Z97.15 Presence of artificial arms, bilateral (compl...
        • Z97.16 Presence of artificial legs, bilateral (compl...
      • Z97.2 Presence of dental prosthetic device (complet...
      • Z97.3 Presence of spectacles and contact lenses
      • Z97.4 Presence of external hearing-aid
      • Z97.5 Presence of (intrauterine) contraceptive devi...
      • Z97.8 Presence of other specified devices
    Z97.-
    )
Includes
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"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • removal or replacement of external prosthetic device
The following code(s) above Z44 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 Z44:
  • 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
  • Z40-Z53
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range Z40-Z53

    Encounters for other specific health care

    Applicable To
    • Categories Z40-Z53 are intended for use to indicate a reason for care. They may be used for patients who have already been treated for a disease or injury, but who are receiving aftercare or prophylactic care, or care to consolidate the treatment, or to deal with a residual state
    Type 2 Excludes
    • follow-up examination for medical surveillance after treatment (Z08-Z09)
    Encounters for other specific health care
Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Z44
Z43.0 Encounter for attention to tracheostomy
Z43.1 Encounter for attention to gastrostomy
Z43.2 Encounter for attention to ileostomy
Z43.3 Encounter for attention to colostomy
Z43.4 Encounter for attention to other artificial openings of digestive tract
Z43.5 Encounter for attention to cystostomy
Z43.6 Encounter for attention to other artificial openings of urinary tract
Z43.7 Encounter for attention to artificial vagina
Z43.8 Encounter for attention to other artificial openings
Z43.9 Encounter for attention to unspecified artificial opening
Z44 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device
Z44.0 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial arm
Z44.00 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified artificial arm
Z44.001 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified right artificial arm
Z44.002 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified left artificial arm
Z44.009 …… unspecified arm
Z44.01 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of complete artificial arm
Z44.011 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of complete right artificial arm
Z44.012 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of complete left artificial arm
Z44.019 …… unspecified arm
Z44.02 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of partial artificial arm

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