2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z51

Encounter for other aftercare and medical care

Code Also
Code Also Help
A code also note instructs that 2 codes may be required to fully describe a condition but the sequencing of the two codes is discretionary, depending on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
  • condition requiring care
Type 1 Excludes
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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 Z51. 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.
  • follow-up examination after treatment (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z08

    Encounter for follow-up examination after completed treatment for malignant neoplasm

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Medical surveillance following completed treatment
    Type 1 Excludes
    • aftercare following medical care (Z43-Z49, Z51)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any acquired absence of organs (Z90.-)
    Z08
    -
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z09

    Encounter for follow-up examination after completed treatment for conditions other than malignant neoplasm

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Medical surveillance following completed treatment
    Type 1 Excludes
    • aftercare following medical care (Z43-Z49, Z51)
    • surveillance of contraception (Z30.4-)
    • surveillance of prosthetic and other medical devices (Z44-Z46)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any applicable history of disease code (Z86.-. Z87.-)
    Z09
    )
The following code(s) above Z51 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 Z51:
  • 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
Code annotations containing back-references to Z51:
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Z51
Z48.816 Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on the genitourinary system
Z48.817 Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Z48.89 Encounter for other specified surgical aftercare
Z49 Encounter for care involving renal dialysis
Z49.0 Preparatory care for renal dialysis
Z49.01 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of extracorporeal dialysis catheter
Z49.02 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of peritoneal dialysis catheter
Z49.3 Encounter for adequacy testing for dialysis
Z49.31 Encounter for adequacy testing for hemodialysis
Z49.32 Encounter for adequacy testing for peritoneal dialysis
Z51 Encounter for other aftercare and medical care
Z51.0 Encounter for antineoplastic radiation therapy
Z51.1 Encounter for antineoplastic chemotherapy and immunotherapy
Z51.11 Encounter for antineoplastic chemotherapy
Z51.12 Encounter for antineoplastic immunotherapy
Z51.5 Encounter for palliative care
Z51.6 Encounter for desensitization to allergens
Z51.8 Encounter for other specified aftercare
Z51.81 Encounter for therapeutic drug level monitoring
Z51.89 Encounter for other specified aftercare
Z52 Donors of organs and tissues

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