2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z71.9

Counseling, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Z71.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM Z71.9 became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z71.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 Z71.9 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Encounter for medical advice NOS
The following code(s) above Z71.9 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 Z71.9:
  • Z00-Z99
    2023 ICD-10-CM Range Z00-Z99

    Factors influencing health status and contact with health services

    • 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 2021 2022 2023 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Counseling
  • Counseling done
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.
  • Z71.9 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Z71.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v40.0):
  • 951 Other factors influencing health status

Convert Z71.9 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
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Z71.9:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Z71.9
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
Z71.85 Encounter for immunization safety counseling
Z71.87 Encounter for pediatric-to-adult transition counseling
Z71.88 Encounter for counseling for socioeconomic factors
Z71.89 Other specified counseling
Z71.9 Counseling, unspecified
Z72 Problems related to lifestyle
Z72.0 Tobacco use
Z72.3 Lack of physical exercise
Z72.4 Inappropriate diet and eating habits
Z72.5 High risk sexual behavior
Z72.51 High risk heterosexual behavior
Z72.52 High risk homosexual behavior
Z72.53 High risk bisexual behavior
Z72.6 Gambling and betting
Z72.8 Other problems related to lifestyle

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