ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z16.20

Resistance to unspecified antibiotic

Diagnosis Code Z16.20

ICD-10: Z16.20
Short Description: Resistance to unspecified antibiotic
Long Description: Resistance to unspecified antibiotic
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z16.20

Valid for Submission
The code Z16.20 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16)
      • Resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
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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.


Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Z16.20 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 867 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 868 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 869 - OTHER INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis
  • Infection caused by extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing bacteria
  • Infection caused by resistant organism
  • Therapy failure due to antibiotic resistance

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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