ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z00.71

Encntr for exam for delay growth in chldhd w abn findings

Diagnosis Code Z00.71

ICD-10: Z00.71
Short Description: Encntr for exam for delay growth in chldhd w abn findings
Long Description: Encounter for examination for period of delayed growth in childhood with abnormal findings
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z00.71

Valid for Submission
The code Z00.71 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services for examinations (Z00-Z13)
      • Encntr for general exam w/o complaint, susp or reprtd dx (Z00)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Pediatric diagnoses - Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).
Unacceptable 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
  • V70.8 - General medical exam NEC (Approximate Flag)

Present on Admission (POA)
The code Z00.71 is exempt from POA reporting.

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z00.71 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


    Information for Patients


    Child Development

    As children grow older, they develop in several different ways. Child development includes physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes.

    Children grow and mature at very different rates. It's hard to say what "normal" is. There can be big differences in height, weight, and build among healthy children. Diet, exercise and genes are all factors. Some children begin puberty or are close to it before they are teenagers.

    Children start to become more independent from their parents. They may rebel. They also look outward - to their friends, who are usually of the same sex. Peer approval becomes very important. Your child may try new behaviors to be part of "the group." This can also be the time that parents or teachers recognize learning disabilities or behavioral problems in children. These problems can get worse as time goes on, so it is important to get help early.

    • Developmental milestones record (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Developmental milestones record - 4 years (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Developmental milestones record - 5 years (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Developmental Screening (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - In English and Spanish
    • Growth chart (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Normal growth and development (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Preschooler development (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • School-age children development (Medical Encyclopedia)

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    Growth Disorders

    Does your child seem much shorter - or much taller - than other kids his or her age? It could be normal. Some children may be small for their age but still be developing normally. Some children are short or tall because their parents are.

    But some children have growth disorders. Growth disorders are problems that prevent children from developing normal height, weight, sexual maturity or other features.

    Very slow or very fast growth can sometimes signal a gland problem or disease.

    The pituitary gland makes growth hormone, which stimulates the growth of bone and other tissues. Children who have too little of it may be very short. Treatment with growth hormone can stimulate growth.

    People can also have too much growth hormone. Usually the cause is a pituitary gland tumor, which is not cancer. Too much growth hormone can cause gigantism in children, where their bones and their body grow too much. In adults, it can cause acromegaly, which makes the hands, feet and face larger than normal. Possible treatments include surgery to remove the tumor, medicines, and radiation therapy.

    • Acromegaly (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Delayed growth (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Failure to thrive (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Gigantism (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Growth chart (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Growth hormone deficiency (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Growth hormone test (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Short stature (Medical Encyclopedia)

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    ICD-10 Footnotes

    General Equivalence Map Definitions
    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.

    • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
    • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
    • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

    Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

    • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
    • Code also note - A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
    • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
    • Type 1 Excludes Notes - A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
    • Type 2 Excludes Notes - A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
    • Includes Notes - This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
    • Inclusion terms - List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
    • NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable" - This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.
    • NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.
    • See - The "see" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index indicates that another term should be referenced. It is necessary to go to the main term referenced with the "see" note to locate the correct code.
    • See Also - A "see also" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index instructs that there is another main term that may also be referenced that may provide additional Alphabetic Index entries that may be useful. It is not necessary to follow the "see also" note when the original main term provides the necessary code.
    • 7th Characters - Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
    • With - The word "with" should be interpreted to mean "associated with" or "due to" when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word "with" in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order.

    Present 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.

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