ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z43.4

Encounter for attn to oth artif openings of digestive tract

Diagnosis Code Z43.4

ICD-10: Z43.4
Short Description: Encounter for attn to oth artif openings of digestive tract
Long Description: Encounter for attention to other artificial openings of digestive tract
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z43.4

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The code Z43.4 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Encounter for attention to artificial openings (Z43)

Information for Patients


Ostomy

An ostomy is surgery to create an opening (stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. It treats certain diseases of the digestive or urinary systems. It can be permanent, when an organ must be removed. It can be temporary, when the organ needs time to heal. The organ could be the small intestine, colon, rectum, or bladder. With an ostomy, there must be a new way for wastes to leave the body.

There are many different types of ostomy. Some examples are

  • Ileostomy - the bottom of the small intestine (ileum) is attached to the stoma. This bypasses the colon, rectum and anus.
  • Colostomy - the colon is attached to the stoma. This bypasses the rectum and the anus.
  • Urostomy - the tubes that carry urine to the bladder are attached to the stoma. This bypasses the bladder.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Changing your ostomy pouch
  • Colostomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Ileostomy - caring for your stoma
  • Ileostomy - changing your pouch
  • Ileostomy - discharge
  • Ileostomy and your diet
  • Urostomy - stoma and skin care


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