2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z48

Encounter for other postprocedural aftercare

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Z48 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM Z48 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z48 - other international versions of ICD-10 Z48 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
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 Z48. 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.
  • encounter for follow-up examination after completed treatment (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z08

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

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 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 2019 2020 2021 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
    )
  • encounter for aftercare following injury - code to Injury, by site, with appropriate 7th character for subsequent encounter
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (Z48) and the excluded code together.
  • encounter for attention to artificial openings (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z43
    • Z43 Encounter for attention to artificial opening...
      • Z43.0 Encounter for attention to tracheostomy
      • Z43.1 Encounter for attention to gastrostomy
      • Z43.2 Encounter for attention to ileostomy
      • Z43.3 Encounter for attention to colostomy
      • Z43.4 Encounter for attention to other artificial o...
      • Z43.5 Encounter for attention to cystostomy
      • Z43.6 Encounter for attention to other artificial o...
      • Z43.7 Encounter for attention to artificial vagina
      • Z43.8 Encounter for attention to other artificial o...
      • Z43.9 Encounter for attention to unspecified artifi...
    Z43.-
    )
  • encounter for fitting and adjustment of prosthetic and other devices (
    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.-)
    Z44
    -
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z46

    Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • removal or replacement of other device
    Type 1 Excludes
    • malfunction or other complications of device - see Alphabetical Index
    Type 2 Excludes
    • encounter for fitting and management of implanted devices (Z45.-)
    • issue of repeat prescription only (Z76.0)
    • presence of prosthetic and other devices (Z95-Z97)
    Z46
    )
The following code(s) above Z48 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 Z48:
  • 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
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Z48
Z47.1 Aftercare following joint replacement surgery
Z47.2 Encounter for removal of internal fixation device
Z47.3 Aftercare following explantation of joint prosthesis
Z47.31 Aftercare following explantation of shoulder joint prosthesis
Z47.32 Aftercare following explantation of hip joint prosthesis
Z47.33 Aftercare following explantation of knee joint prosthesis
Z47.8 Encounter for other orthopedic aftercare
Z47.81 Encounter for orthopedic aftercare following surgical amputation
Z47.82 Encounter for orthopedic aftercare following scoliosis surgery
Z47.89 Encounter for other orthopedic aftercare
Z48 Encounter for other postprocedural aftercare
Z48.0 Encounter for attention to dressings, sutures and drains
Z48.00 Encounter for change or removal of nonsurgical wound dressing
Z48.01 Encounter for change or removal of surgical wound dressing
Z48.02 Encounter for removal of sutures
Z48.03 Encounter for change or removal of drains
Z48.1 Encounter for planned postprocedural wound closure
Z48.2 Encounter for aftercare following organ transplant
Z48.21 Encounter for aftercare following heart transplant
Z48.22 Encounter for aftercare following kidney transplant
Z48.23 Encounter for aftercare following liver transplant

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