2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z48.02

Encounter for removal of sutures

Applicable To
  • Encounter for removal of staples
The following code(s) above Z48.02 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 Z48.02:
  • 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
  • Z48
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z48

    Encounter for other postprocedural aftercare

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • encounter for follow-up examination after completed treatment (Z08-Z09)
    • encounter for aftercare following injury - code to Injury, by site, with appropriate 7th character for subsequent encounter
    Type 2 Excludes
    • encounter for attention to artificial openings (Z43.-)
    • encounter for fitting and adjustment of prosthetic and other devices (Z44-Z46)
    Encounter for other postprocedural aftercare
  • Z48.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z48.0

    Encounter for attention to dressings, sutures and drains

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • encounter for planned postprocedural wound closure (Z48.1)
    Encounter for attention to dressings, sutures and drains
Approximate Synonyms 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.
ICD-10-CM Z48.02 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):

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Code History

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Z48.02:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Z48.02
Z47.32 Aftercare following explantation of hip joint prosthesis
Z47.33 Aftercare following explantation of knee joint prosthesis
Z47.8 Encounter for other orthopedic aftercare
Z47.81 Encounter for orthopedic aftercare following surgical amputation
Z47.82 Encounter for orthopedic aftercare following scoliosis surgery
Z47.89 Encounter for other orthopedic aftercare
Z48 Encounter for other postprocedural aftercare
Z48.0 Encounter for attention to dressings, sutures and drains
Z48.00 Encounter for change or removal of nonsurgical wound dressing
Z48.01 Encounter for change or removal of surgical wound dressing
Z48.02 Encounter for removal of sutures
Z48.03 Encounter for change or removal of drains
Z48.1 Encounter for planned postprocedural wound closure
Z48.2 Encounter for aftercare following organ transplant
Z48.21 Encounter for aftercare following heart transplant
Z48.22 Encounter for aftercare following kidney transplant
Z48.23 Encounter for aftercare following liver transplant
Z48.24 Encounter for aftercare following lung transplant
Z48.28 Encounter for aftercare following multiple organ transplant
Z48.280 Encounter for aftercare following heart-lung transplant
Z48.288 Encounter for aftercare following multiple organ transplant

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