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ICD-10-CM Code Z20
Contact with and (suspected) exposure to communicable diseases

NON-BILLABLE
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 Z20 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of Z20 that describes the diagnosis 'contact w and (suspected) exposure to communicable diseases' in more detail.


Coding Notes for Z20 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

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."
Carrier of infectious disease - instead, use code Z22.-
Diagnosed current infectious or parasitic disease -see Alphabetic Index
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Personal history of infectious and parasitic diseases - instead, use code Z86.1-

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/Z20