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2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z96.21
Cochlear implant status
2015Billable CodeUnacceptable As Principal Dx
Z96.21 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, Z96.21 - 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 Z96.21. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.
Presence of cochlear implant
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
Z96.21 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.
ICD-10-CM Z96.21 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG v30.0):