ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z00.70

Encntr for exam for delay growth in chldhd w/o abn findings

Diagnosis Code Z00.70

ICD-10: Z00.70
Short Description: Encntr for exam for delay growth in chldhd w/o abn findings
Long Description: Encounter for examination for period of delayed growth in childhood without abnormal findings
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z00.70

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services for examinations (Z00-Z13)
      • Encntr for general exam w/o complaint, susp or reprtd dx (Z00)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Pediatric diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipPediatric diagnoses
Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).

Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable principal diagnosis
There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code Z00.70 is exempt from POA reporting.

Information for Patients

Child Development

As children grow older, they develop in several different ways. Child development includes physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes.

Children grow and mature at very different rates. It's hard to say what "normal" is. There can be big differences in height, weight, and build among healthy children. Diet, exercise and genes are all factors. Some children begin puberty or are close to it before they are teenagers.

Children start to become more independent from their parents. They may rebel. They also look outward - to their friends, who are usually of the same sex. Peer approval becomes very important. Your child may try new behaviors to be part of "the group." This can also be the time that parents or teachers recognize learning disabilities or behavioral problems in children. These problems can get worse as time goes on, so it is important to get help early.

  • Developmental milestones record
  • Developmental milestones record - 4 years
  • Developmental milestones record - 5 years
  • Developmental Screening (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - In English and Spanish
  • Growth chart
  • Normal growth and development
  • Preschooler development
  • School-age children development

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