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Code: Z98.890

Code Name: ICD-10 Code for Other specified postprocedural states

Block: Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)

Code also any follow-up examination (Z08-Z09)

Details: Other specified postprocedural states

Personal history of surgery, not elsewhere classified

Z98

Excludes2: aftercare (Z43-Z49, Z51)
follow-up medical care (Z08-Z09)
postprocedural complication - see Alphabetical Index

Guidelines: Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00-Z99)

Note: Z codes represent reasons for encounters. A corresponding procedure code must accompany a Z code if a procedure is performed. Categories Z00-Z99 are provided for occasions when circumstances other than a disease, injury or external cause classifiable to categories A00-Y99 are recorded as 'diagnoses' or 'problems'. This can arise in two main ways:
(a) When a person who may or may not be sick encounters the health services for some specific purpose, such as to receive limited care or service for a current condition, to donate an organ or tissue, to receive prophylactic vaccination (immunization), or to discuss a problem which is in itself not a disease or injury.
(b) When some circumstance or problem is present which influences the person's health status but is not in itself a current illness or injury.

For more details on Z98.890, ICD-10 Code for Other specified postprocedural states , visit: https://coder.aapc.com/icd-10-codes/

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Looking to see if I can inquire about a more specific ICD10 to the Z98.89; getting claims rejected looking for highest number of digits. I have been using this DX for the year & suddenly are getting the rejections.
 

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As of Oct 1, 2016 yes this code now has 6 characters. You will need a 2017 book and you need your software updated.
 

Carolyn CPB CPC

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Icd-10 z98.89

As of Oct 1, 2016 yes this code now has 6 characters. You will need a 2017 book and you need your software updated.

Thank you for the reply; any chance you have the newest book with the listing of the additional details to this code for the interim period of getting the newest book?
 

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It looks like the updated version is now Z98.890 according to the ICD10data.com website. I don't have the new book where I am working this morning, so that's the best I can do for you.

Tom Cheezum, O.D., CPC
 

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CMS has the addendum files on their website so you dont need to wait for a new book.



Z98.89 was broken up into the following codes:


Code(s) Description
Z98.890 Other specified postprocedural states
Z98.891 History of uterine scar from previous surgery
 
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