ICD-10-CM Code Z44.9
Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
POA Exempt CodeThe Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires medical coders to indicate whether or not a condition was present at the time of admission, in order to properly assign MS-DRG codes. This "Present On Admission" (POA) indicator is recorded on CMS form 4010A.
Z44.9 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
POA Indicators on CMS form 4010A are as follows:
|Indicator||Meaning||CMS Will Pay CC/MCC DRG Costs|
|Y||Diagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission||Yes|
|N||Diagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission||No|
|U||Documentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.||No|
|W||Clinically undetermined. Provider unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.||Yes|
|1||Exempt from POA reporting||No|
- DRG Group #945-946 - Rehabilitation with CC or MCC.
- DRG Group #945-946 - Rehabilitation without CC or MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Z44.9 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code V52.9 was previously used, Z44.9 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.