Specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z96.21

Cochlear implant status

    2015 Billable Code Unacceptable 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.

Description Synonyms
  • 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):
  • 951 Other factors influencing health status

Convert ICD-10-CM Z96.21 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM Z96.21: