ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z78.9

Other specified health status

Diagnosis Code Z78.9

ICD-10: Z78.9
Short Description: Other specified health status
Long Description: Other specified health status
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z78.9

Valid for Submission
The code Z78.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Other specified health status (Z78)

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.

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 Z78.9 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening offered
  • Abnormal systolic arterial pressure
  • Activity extremely limited
  • Activity moderately limited
  • Activity not at all limited
  • Activity somewhat limited
  • Activity totally limited
  • Activity very limited
  • Activity very slightly limited
  • Acute health crisis
  • Angiotensin II receptor antagonist indicated
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis indicated
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis not indicated
  • Antibiotic therapy indicated
  • Antibiotic therapy indicated
  • At high risk for breast cancer
  • At high risk of venous thromboembolism
  • At moderate risk of venous thromboembolism
  • At risk for activity intolerance
  • At risk for acute ischemic cardiac event
  • At risk for anemia
  • At risk for deficient fluid volume
  • At risk for imbalanced body temperature
  • At risk for joint contractures
  • At risk for sepsis
  • At risk hypothermia
  • At risk of breast cancer
  • At risk of diabetes mellitus
  • At risk of heart disease
  • At risk of malignancy
  • At risk of osteoporosis
  • At risk of unplanned pregnancy
  • Capable of heavy physical activity
  • Capable of light physical activity
  • Capable of moderate physical activity
  • Capable of very heavy physical activity
  • Capable of very light physical activity
  • Cardiovascular event risk
  • Carrier of disorder
  • Child at risk
  • Child on at risk register
  • Child on protection register
  • Colonoscopy planned
  • Contraception risk
  • Coronary angiography planned
  • Coronary angioplasty planned
  • Coronary artery bypass graft operation planned
  • Disability
  • Does bruise easily
  • Eating habit unknown
  • Erectile dysfunction unresponsive to phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor
  • Fertility risk
  • Foot at risk
  • Health maintenance alteration
  • Hemoglobin variant screening requested
  • High risk immunization
  • High risk of bleeding
  • High risk of heart disease
  • Hypertension monitoring not required
  • Idiopathic environmental intolerance
  • Illicit drug use
  • Illicit drug use unknown
  • Ineffective health maintenance
  • Infertility risk
  • Insulin dose changed
  • Level of physical activity unknown
  • Liver transplant planned
  • Long term dual antiplatelet drug therapy indicated
  • Lung transplant planned
  • Moderate hypertension control
  • Mumps immune
  • Never used tobacco
  • On examination - no disease present
  • Patient medically unfit to receive information
  • Patient psychologically unfit to receive information
  • Patient status determination, moderately worse
  • Patient status determination, much worse
  • Patient status determination, slightly worse
  • Patient unsuitable for procedure
  • Patient unsuitable for procedure due to age
  • Patient unsuitable for procedure due to medical condition
  • Patient unsuitable for procedure due to psychological condition
  • Patient's condition deteriorating
  • Patient's condition worsened
  • Performs low impact stretching
  • Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor not tolerated
  • Physical handicap
  • Physically able to work
  • Poor hypertension control
  • Post exercise systolic blood pressure response abnormal
  • Procedure indicated
  • Raloxifene not tolerated
  • Response to treatment shows breathing improved
  • Response to treatment shows breathing worsened
  • Response to treatment shows partial pain relief
  • Response to treatment shows pulse decreased
  • Response to treatment shows pulse increased
  • Seen in cystic fibrosis clinic
  • Seen in nuclear medicine clinic
  • Sexual behaviour unknown
  • Shockable heart rhythm detected by automated external defibrillator
  • Suspected Ebola virus disease
  • Suspected hereditary disease
  • Suspected infectious disease
  • Suspected medium-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency
  • Suspected undeclared drug therapy
  • Teriparatide not indicated
  • Teriparatide not tolerated
  • Testing for Ebola virus indicated
  • Undeclared drug therapy
  • Under care of asthma specialist nurse
  • Uses inhaler device
  • Varicella immune
  • Well elder
  • Well female elder
  • Well male elder

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