2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z44.8

Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other external prosthetic devices

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Z44.8 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Encounter for fit/adjst of external prosthetic devices
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM Z44.8 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z44.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 Z44.8 may differ.
The following code(s) above Z44.8 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 Z44.8:
  • Z00-Z99
    2021 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
    2021 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
  • Z44
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z44

    Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • removal or replacement of external prosthetic device
    Type 1 Excludes
    • malfunction or other complications of device - see Alphabetical Index
    • presence of prosthetic device (Z97.-)
    Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device
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.
  • Z44.8 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Z44.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 945 Rehabilitation with cc/mcc
  • 946 Rehabilitation without cc/mcc

Convert Z44.8 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Z44.8:
  • Admission (for) - see also Encounter (for)
    • adjustment (of)
      • device NEC
        • prosthetic Z44.9
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z44.9

          Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
          • specified type NEC Z44.8
      • prosthesis Z44.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z44.9

        Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
        • specified NEC Z44.8
    • fitting (of)
      • prosthesis Z44.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z44.9

        Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
        • specified type NEC Z44.8
  • Encounter (with health service) (for) Z76.89
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z76.89

    Persons encountering health services in other specified circumstances

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Persons encountering health services NOS
  • Fitting (and adjustment) (of)
    • prosthesis (external) Z44.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z44.9

      Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      • specified NEC Z44.8
    • device NOS Z46.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z46.9

      Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified device

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      • prosthetic (external) Z44.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z44.9

        Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
        • specified NEC Z44.8
  • Removal (from) (of)
    • external
      • prosthesis, prosthetic device Z44.9
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z44.9

        Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
        • specified NEC Z44.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Z44.8
Z44.122 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of partial artificial left leg
Z44.129 …… unspecified leg
Z44.2 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial eye
Z44.20 …… unspecified
Z44.21 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial right eye
Z44.22 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial left eye
Z44.3 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external breast prosthesis
Z44.30 …… unspecified breast
Z44.31 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external right breast prosthesis
Z44.32 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external left breast prosthesis
Z44.8 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other external prosthetic devices
Z44.9 Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device
Z45 Encounter for adjustment and management of implanted device
Z45.0 Encounter for adjustment and management of cardiac device
Z45.01 Encounter for adjustment and management of cardiac pacemaker
Z45.010 Encounter for checking and testing of cardiac pacemaker pulse generator [battery]
Z45.018 Encounter for adjustment and management of other part of cardiac pacemaker
Z45.02 Encounter for adjustment and management of automatic implantable cardiac defibrillator
Z45.09 Encounter for adjustment and management of other cardiac device
Z45.1 Encounter for adjustment and management of infusion pump
Z45.2 Encounter for adjustment and management of vascular access device

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