ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z71.3

Dietary counseling and surveillance

Diagnosis Code Z71.3

ICD-10: Z71.3
Short Description: Dietary counseling and surveillance
Long Description: Dietary counseling and surveillance
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z71.3

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (Z69-Z76)
      • Persons encntr health serv for oth cnsl and med advice, NEC (Z71)

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.
  • V65.3 - Dietary surveil/counsel

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 Z71.3 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Educated about weight management
  • Family education about dietary regime
  • Patient advised about weight management
  • Seen by community-based dietetics service
  • Seen by dietetics service
  • Seen by hospital-based dietetics service
  • Wants to lose weight
  • Weight gain advised
  • Weight loss advised

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z71.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients


    Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water.

    Healthy eating is not hard. The key is to

    • Eat a variety of foods, including vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products
    • Eat lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and low-fat dairy products
    • Drink lots of water
    • Limit salt, sugar, alcohol, saturated fat, and trans fat in your diet

    Saturated fats are usually fats that come from animals. Look for trans fat on the labels of processed foods, margarines, and shortenings.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    • Calorie count - Fast food
    • Eating extra calories when you are sick - adults
    • Eating out
    • Fast food tips
    • Healthy grocery shopping
    • How to read food labels
    • Managing your weight with healthy eating
    • Nutrition Facts for Cooked Seafood (Food and Drug Administration)
    • Nutrition Facts for Raw Fruits (Food and Drug Administration)
    • Nutrition Facts for Raw Vegetables (Food and Drug Administration)
    • Snacks for adults

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