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Code: Z99.11
Dependence on respirator [ventilator] status
Parent Code Notes: Z99
Excludes1: cardiac pacemaker status (Z95.0)

Category Notes
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)

Coding 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-Y89 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.


Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Best answers
My dr is seeing patient in ICU and patient is on a ventilator management as expected from surgery performed by another physician. Time is < 96 hours and patient is not classified in respiratory distress. He is seeing the patient to maintain vent support as expected for surgery. Would Z99.11 be appropriate to use in this instance?

Thanks for your help.