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ICD-10-CM Code Z03
Encounter for medical observation for suspected diseases and conditions ruled out

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code Z03 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of Z03 that describes the diagnosis 'encntr for medical obs for susp diseases and cond ruled out' in more detail.

Coding Notes for Z03 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
This category is to be used when a person without a diagnosis is suspected of having an abnormal condition, without signs or symptoms, which requires study, but after examination and observation, is ruled out. This category is also for use for administrative and legal observation status.
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Contact with and (suspected) exposures hazardous to health - instead, use code Z77.-
Newborn observation for suspected condition, ruled out - instead, use Section P00-P04
Person with feared complaint in whom no diagnosis is made - instead, use code Z71.1
Signs or symptoms under study- code to signs or symptoms

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Z03 - Encounter for medical observation for suspected diseases and conditions ruled out'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Z03. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

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