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ICD-10-CM Code Z43
Encounter for attention to artificial openings

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 Z43 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the ten child codes of Z43 that describes the diagnosis 'encounter for attention to artificial openings' in more detail.

Coding Notes for Z43 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Includes Notes:
Includes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
Closure of artificial openings
Passage of sounds or bougies through artificial openings
Reforming artificial openings
Removal of catheter from artificial openings
Toilet or cleansing of artificial openings
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."
Artificial opening status only, without need for care - instead, use code Z93.-
Complications of external stoma (J95.0-, K94.-, N99.5-) - instead, use code J95.0-
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."
Fitting and adjustment of prosthetic and other devices - instead, use Section Z44-Z46

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