ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z53.33

Arthroscopic surgical procedure converted to open procedure

Diagnosis Code Z53.33

ICD-10: Z53.33
Short Description: Arthroscopic surgical procedure converted to open procedure
Long Description: Arthroscopic surgical procedure converted to open procedure
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z53.33

New 2017 ICD-10 Code
Z53.33 is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2017, effective October 1, 2016.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Persons encntr hlth serv for spec proc & trtmt, not crd out (Z53)

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.
  • V64.43 - Arthroscopc conv to open

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 Z53.33 is exempt from POA reporting.

Replacement Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplacement 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 is a new and revised code for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • Z53.8 - Procedure and treatment not carried out for other reasons

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