2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z98.5

Sterilization status

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Z98.5 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 Z98.5 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z98.5 - other international versions of ICD-10 Z98.5 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 Z98.5. 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.
  • female infertility (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N97
    • N97 Female infertility
      • N97.0 Female infertility associated with anovulatio...
      • N97.1 Female infertility of tubal origin
      • N97.2 Female infertility of uterine origin
      • N97.8 Female infertility of other origin
      • N97.9 Female infertility, unspecified
  • male infertility (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N46
    • N46 Male infertility
      • N46.0 Azoospermia
        • N46.01 Organic azoospermia
        • N46.02 Azoospermia due to extratesticular causes
          • N46.021 Azoospermia due to drug therapy
          • N46.022 Azoospermia due to infection
          • N46.023 Azoospermia due to obstruction of efferent du...
          • N46.024 Azoospermia due to radiation
          • N46.025 Azoospermia due to systemic disease
          • N46.029 Azoospermia due to other extratesticular caus...
      • N46.1 Oligospermia
        • N46.11 Organic oligospermia
        • N46.12 Oligospermia due to extratesticular causes
          • N46.121 Oligospermia due to drug therapy
          • N46.122 Oligospermia due to infection
          • N46.123 Oligospermia due to obstruction of efferent d...
          • N46.124 Oligospermia due to radiation
          • N46.125 Oligospermia due to systemic disease
          • N46.129 Oligospermia due to other extratesticular cau...
      • N46.8 Other male infertility
      • N46.9 Male infertility, unspecified
The following code(s) above Z98.5 contain annotation back-references
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  • 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 Z98.5:
  • Z00-Z99
    2021 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
  • Z77-Z99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range Z77-Z99

    Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status

    Code Also
    • any follow-up examination (Z08-Z09)
    Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status
  • Z98
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z98

    Other postprocedural states

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • aftercare (Z43-Z49, Z51)
    • follow-up medical care (Z08-Z09)
    • postprocedural complication - see Alphabetical Index
    Other postprocedural states
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 Z98.5
Z97.8 Presence of other specified devices
Z98 Other postprocedural states
Z98.0 Intestinal bypass and anastomosis status
Z98.1 Arthrodesis status
Z98.2 Presence of cerebrospinal fluid drainage device
Z98.3 Post therapeutic collapse of lung status
Z98.4 Cataract extraction status
Z98.41 …… right eye
Z98.42 …… left eye
Z98.49 …… unspecified eye
Z98.5 Sterilization status
Z98.51 Tubal ligation status
Z98.52 Vasectomy status
Z98.6 Angioplasty status
Z98.61 Coronary angioplasty status
Z98.62 Peripheral vascular angioplasty status
Z98.8 Other specified postprocedural states
Z98.81 Dental procedure status
Z98.810 Dental sealant status
Z98.811 Dental restoration status
Z98.818 Other dental procedure status

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