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ICD-10-CM Code Z48.0
Encounter for attention to dressings, sutures and drains

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 Z48.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of Z48.0 that describes the diagnosis 'encounter for attention to dressings, sutures and drains' in more detail.

Coding Notes for Z48.0 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."
Encounter for planned postprocedural wound closure - instead, use code Z48.1

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Z48.0 - Encounter for attention to dressings, sutures and drains'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Z48.0. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: Z48 - Encounter for other postprocedural aftercare

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/Z480