ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z31.42

Aftercare following sterilization reversal

Diagnosis Code Z31.42

ICD-10: Z31.42
Short Description: Aftercare following sterilization reversal
Long Description: Aftercare following sterilization reversal
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z31.42

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services in circumstances related to reproduction (Z30-Z39)
      • Encounter for procreative management (Z31)

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.
  • V26.22 - Sterilzation rev aftcare

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 Z31.42 is exempt from POA reporting.

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z31.42 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Tubal Ligation

Tubal ligation (getting your "tubes tied") is a type of surgery. It prevents a woman from getting pregnant. It is a permanent form of birth control.

The surgery closes the fallopian tubes, which connect the ovaries to the uterus. It usually takes about 30 minutes. Almost all women go home the same day. Women can return to most normal activities within a few days.

Tubal ligation can sometimes be reversed, but not always.

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Tubal ligation
  • Tubal ligation - discharge
  • Tubal ligation reversal

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Vasectomy is a type of surgery that prevents a man from being able to get a woman pregnant. It is a permanent form of birth control.

Vasectomy works by blocking the tube through which sperm pass. The surgery usually takes no more than 30 minutes. Almost all men go home the same day. In most cases, recovery takes less than a week.

Vasectomy can sometimes be reversed, but not always. Having a vasectomy does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, such as HIV/AIDS. Men who have had vasectomy should still practice safe sex to avoid STDs.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Vasectomy

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