2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z22.4

Carrier of infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Z22.4 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Carrier of infections w sexl mode of transmiss
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM Z22.4 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z22.4 - other international versions of ICD-10 Z22.4 may differ.
The following code(s) above Z22.4 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 Z22.4:
  • Z00-Z99
    2019 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
  • Z22
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z22

    Carrier of infectious disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • colonization status
    • suspected carrier
    Type 2 Excludes
    • carrier of viral hepatitis (B18.-)
    Carrier of infectious disease
Approximate Synonyms
  • Carrier of sexually transmitted disease
  • Sexually transmitted disease carrier
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.
  • Z22.4 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Z22.4 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 951 Other factors influencing health status

Convert Z22.4 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Z22.4:
  • Carrier (suspected)
    • bacterial disease NEC Z22.39
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z22.39

      Carrier of other specified bacterial diseases

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      • sexually transmitted Z22.4
    • gonorrhea Z22.4
    • syphilis Z22.4
    • venereal disease NEC Z22.4

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Z22.4
Z22.2 Carrier of diphtheria
Z22.3 Carrier of other specified bacterial diseases
Z22.31 Carrier of bacterial disease due to meningococci
Z22.32 Carrier of bacterial disease due to staphylococci
Z22.321 Carrier or suspected carrier of Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus
Z22.322 Carrier or suspected carrier of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Z22.33 Carrier of bacterial disease due to streptococci
Z22.330 Carrier of Group B streptococcus
Z22.338 Carrier of other streptococcus
Z22.39 Carrier of other specified bacterial diseases
Z22.4 Carrier of infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission
Z22.6 Carrier of human T-lymphotropic virus type-1 [HTLV-1] infection
Z22.8 Carrier of other infectious diseases
Z22.9 Carrier of infectious disease, unspecified
Z23 Encounter for immunization
Z28 Immunization not carried out and underimmunization status
Z28.0 Immunization not carried out because of contraindication
Z28.01 Immunization not carried out because of acute illness of patient
Z28.02 Immunization not carried out because of chronic illness or condition of patient
Z28.03 Immunization not carried out because of immune compromised state of patient
Z28.04 Immunization not carried out because of patient allergy to vaccine or component

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