ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z01.20

Encounter for dental exam and cleaning w/o abnormal findings

Diagnosis Code Z01.20

ICD-10: Z01.20
Short Description: Encounter for dental exam and cleaning w/o abnormal findings
Long Description: Encounter for dental examination and cleaning without abnormal findings
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z01.20

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services for examinations (Z00-Z13)
      • Encntr for oth sp exam w/o complaint, suspected or reprtd dx (Z01)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
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 Z01.20 is exempt from POA reporting.

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z01.20 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Dental Health

Also called: Oral health

It's important to take care of your mouth and teeth starting in childhood. If you don't, you could have problems with your teeth and gums - like cavities or even tooth loss.

Here's how to keep your mouth and teeth healthy:

  • Brush your teeth every day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean between your teeth every day with floss or another type of between-the-teeth cleaner
  • Snack smart - limit sugary snacks
  • Don't smoke or chew tobacco
  • See your dentist or oral health professional regularly

NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

  • Dental care - adult
  • Dental plaque identification at home
  • Plaque: What It Is and How to Get Rid of It - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)

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