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ICD-10-CM Code Z16
Resistance to antimicrobial drugs

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 Z16 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of Z16 that describes the diagnosis 'resistance to antimicrobial drugs' in more detail.

Coding Notes for Z16 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Notes:
The codes in this category are provided for use as additional codes to identify the resistance and non-responsiveness of a condition to antimicrobial drugs.
The infection
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."
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection - instead, use code A49.02
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in diseases classified elsewhere - instead, use code B95.62
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia - instead, use code J15.212
Sepsis due to Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus - instead, use code A41.02

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