ICD-10-CM Code for Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on specified body systems Z48.81
ICD-10 code Z48.81 for Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on specified body systems is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Factors influencing health status and contact with health services .
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Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on specified body systems
These codes identify the body system requiring aftercare. They are for use in conjunction with other aftercare codes to fully explain the aftercare encounter. The condition treated should also be coded if still present.
Excludes1:aftercare for injury- code the injury with 7th character D aftercare following surgery for neoplasm (Z48.3)
Excludes2:aftercare following organ transplant (Z48.2-) orthopedic aftercare (Z47.-)
Excludes1: encounter for follow-up examination after completed treatment (Z08-Z09) encounter for aftercare following injury - code to Injury, by site, with appropriate 7th character for subsequent encounte
Excludes2: encounter for attention to artificial openings (Z43.-) encounter for fitting and adjustment of prosthetic and other devices (Z44-Z46)
Z48.81 Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on specified body systems
If I am reading your question correctly, I would have 1 question and 1 recommendation.
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Hi - Need help.
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