ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z12.72

Encounter for screening for malignant neoplasm of vagina

Diagnosis Code Z12.72

ICD-10: Z12.72
Short Description: Encounter for screening for malignant neoplasm of vagina
Long Description: Encounter for screening for malignant neoplasm of vagina
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z12.72

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services for examinations (Z00-Z13)
      • Encounter for screening for malignant neoplasms (Z12)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for females only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for females only
Diagnoses for females only.

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.

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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 Z12.72 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Sampling of vagina for Papanicolaou smear after hysterectomy for dysplasia of cervix done
  • Screening for malignant neoplasm of vagina done

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z12.72 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Health Screening

Also called: Screening tests

Screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they're easier to treat. You can get some screenings in your doctor's office. Others need special equipment, so you may need to go to a different office or clinic.

Some conditions that doctors commonly screen for include

  • Breast cancer and cervical cancer in women
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Prostate cancer in men

Which tests you need depends on your age, your sex, your family history, and whether you have risk factors for certain diseases. After a screening test, ask when you will get the results and whom to talk to about them.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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Vaginal Cancer

Vaginal cancer is a rare type of cancer. It is more common in women 60 and older. You are also more likely to get it if you have had a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection or if your mother took diethylstilbestrol (DES) when she was pregnant. Doctors prescribed DES in the 1950's to prevent miscarriages. You are also at higher risk if you have had abnormal cells in the vagina, cervix, or uterus.

It often doesn't have early symptoms. However, see your doctor if you notice

  • Bleeding that is not your period
  • A vaginal lump
  • Pelvic pain

A Pap test can find abnormal cells that may be cancer. Vaginal cancer can often be cured in its early stages. Treatment might include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Pelvic (between the hips) radiation - discharge
  • Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Vaginal and Vulvar Cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Vaginal tumors
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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