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ICD-10-CM Code Z71.3
Dietary counseling and surveillance

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

Z71.3 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of dietary counseling and surveillance. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code Z713 is used to code Food intolerance

Food intolerance (or non-allergic food hypersensitivity) is a detrimental reaction, often delayed, to a food, beverage, food additive, or compound found in foods that produces symptoms in one or more body organs and systems, but generally refers to reactions other than food allergy. Food allergies are immune reactions, involving mast cells in which food triggers release of mast cell mediators, such as histamine when the food allergen binds to pre-formed IgE antibodies already bound to the mast cell. This mechanism causing allergies to typically give immediate reaction (a few minutes to a few hours) to foods, There are numerous causes for other types of food sensitivities, most of which, in contrast to food allergies, cause delayed hypersensitivity reactions to the food.

ICD 9 Code: V69.1
Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for Z71.3 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Additional Code Note:
Use Additional Code
Use Additional Code note means a second code must be used in conjunction with this code. Codes with this note are Etiology codes and must be followed by a Manifestation code or codes.
Code for any associated underlying medical condition
Code to identify body mass index (BMI), if known See code Z68.-

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #951 - Other factors influencing health status.

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease


Dietary surveillance and counseling (exact match)

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 V65.3 was previously used, Z71.3 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: Z71 - Persons encountering health services for other counseling and medical advice, not elsewhere classified

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