2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z71.51

Drug abuse counseling and surveillance of drug abuser

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Z71.51 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM Z71.51 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z71.51 - other international versions of ICD-10 Z71.51 may differ.
The following code(s) above Z71.51 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 Z71.51:
  • Z00-Z99
    2020 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
  • Z71
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z71

    Persons encountering health services for other counseling and medical advice, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • contraceptive or procreation counseling (Z30-Z31)
    • sex counseling (Z70.-)
    Persons encountering health services for other counseling and medical advice, not elsewhere classified
  • Z71.5
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z71.5

    Drug abuse counseling and surveillance

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Use Additional
    Drug abuse counseling and surveillance
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.
  • Z71.51 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Z71.51 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 951 Other factors influencing health status

Convert Z71.51 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Z71.51:
  • Abuse
    • drug NEC (non-dependent) F19.10
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F19.10

      Other psychoactive substance abuse, uncomplicated

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Other (or unknown) substance use disorder, mild
      • counseling and surveillance Z71.51
  • Counseling (for) Z71.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z71.9

    Counseling, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Encounter for medical advice NOS
    • drug abuser Z71.51
    • substance abuse Z71.89
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z71.89

      Other specified counseling

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      • drug Z71.51
  • Dependence (on) (syndrome) F19.20
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F19.20

    Other psychoactive substance dependence, uncomplicated

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Other (or unknown) substance use disorder, moderate
    • Other (or unknown) substance use disorder, severe
    • drug NEC F19.20
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F19.20

      Other psychoactive substance dependence, uncomplicated

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Other (or unknown) substance use disorder, moderate
      • Other (or unknown) substance use disorder, severe
      • counseling and surveillance Z71.51
  • Drug
    • abuse counseling and surveillance Z71.51
  • Surveillance (of) (for) - see also Observation
    • drug abuse Z71.51

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Z71.51
Z70.9 Sex counseling, unspecified
Z71 Persons encountering health services for other counseling and medical advice, not elsewhere classified
Z71.0 Person encountering health services to consult on behalf of another person
Z71.1 Person with feared health complaint in whom no diagnosis is made
Z71.2 Person consulting for explanation of examination or test findings
Z71.3 Dietary counseling and surveillance
Z71.4 Alcohol abuse counseling and surveillance
Z71.41 …… of alcoholic
Z71.42 Counseling for family member of alcoholic
Z71.5 Drug abuse counseling and surveillance
Z71.51 …… of drug abuser
Z71.52 Counseling for family member of drug abuser
Z71.6 Tobacco abuse counseling
Z71.7 Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] counseling
Z71.8 Other specified counseling
Z71.81 Spiritual or religious counseling
Z71.82 Exercise counseling
Z71.83 Encounter for nonprocreative genetic counseling
Z71.84 Encounter for health counseling related to travel
Z71.89 Other specified counseling
Z71.9 Counseling, unspecified

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