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ICD-10-CM Code Z79
Long term (current) drug therapy

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 Z79 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the seven child codes of Z79 that describes the diagnosis 'long term (current) drug therapy' in more detail.


Coding Notes for Z79 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Includes Notes:
Includes
Includes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
Long term (current) drug use for prophylactic purposes
Code Also Note:
Code Also
A Code Also note indicates that two or more codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but the order of codes is at the coder's discretion. Code order depends on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
Any therapeutic drug level monitoring See code Z51.81
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."
Drug abuse and dependence - instead, use Section F11-F19
Drug use complicating pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium - instead, use code O99.32-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Z79 - Long term (current) drug therapy'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Z79. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


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