ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z30.018

Encounter for initial prescription of other contraceptives

Diagnosis Code Z30.018

ICD-10: Z30.018
Short Description: Encounter for initial prescription of other contraceptives
Long Description: Encounter for initial prescription of other contraceptives
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z30.018

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services in circumstances related to reproduction (Z30-Z39)
      • Encounter for contraceptive management (Z30)

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.

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 Z30.018 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Initiation of hormone releasing contraceptive vaginal ring done
  • Initiation of transdermal contraception done

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z30.018 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This codes was replaced for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code was replaced in the 2017 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • Z30.015 - Encounter for initial prescription of vagnl ring
  • Z30.016 - Enctr for init prescription of patch hormonal contracep dev
  • Z30.017 - Enctr for init prescription of implntbl subdermal contracep

Information for Patients

Birth Control

Also called: Contraception

Birth control, also known as contraception, is designed to prevent pregnancy. Birth control methods may work in a number of different ways:

  • Preventing sperm from getting to the eggs. Types include condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and contraceptive sponges.
  • Keeping the woman's ovaries from releasing eggs that could be fertilized. Types include birth control pills, patches, shots, vaginal rings, and emergency contraceptive pills.
  • IUDs, devices which are implanted into the uterus. They can be kept in place for several years.
  • Sterilization, which permanently prevents a woman from getting pregnant or a man from being able to get a woman pregnant

Your choice of birth control should depend on several factors. These include your health, frequency of sexual activity, number of sexual partners and desire to have children in the future. Your health care provider can help you select the best form of birth control for you.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Birth control - slow release methods
  • Birth control and family planning
  • Birth control pills - combination
  • Birth control pills - overview
  • Birth control pills - progestin only
  • Condoms - male
  • Deciding about an IUD
  • Female condoms
  • Intrauterine devices (IUD)

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