ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z76.5

Malingerer [conscious simulation]

Diagnosis Code Z76.5

ICD-10: Z76.5
Short Description: Malingerer [conscious simulation]
Long Description: Malingerer [conscious simulation]
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z76.5

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (Z69-Z76)
      • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (Z76)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • V65.2 - Person feigning illness

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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 Z76.5 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Malingering

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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