Code Name: ICD-10 Code for Other long term (current) drug therapy
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 long term (current) drug therapy
Code also: any therapeutic drug level monitoring (Z51.81)
Includes: long term (current) drug use for prophylactic purposes
Excludes2: drug abuse and dependence (F11-F19)
drug use complicating pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (O99.32-)
long term (current) use of oral antidiabetic drugs (Z79.84)
long term (current) use of oral hypoglycemic drugs (Z79.84)"
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, visit: https://coder.aapc.com/icd-10-codes/Z79.899