ICD-10-CM Code Z01.2

Encounter for dental examination and cleaning

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z01.2 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of encounter for dental examination and cleaning. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z01.2
Short Description:Encounter for dental examination and cleaning
Long Description:Encounter for dental examination and cleaning

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Z01.20 - Encounter for dental examination and cleaning without abnormal findings
  • Z01.21 - Encounter for dental examination and cleaning with abnormal findings

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services for examinations (Z00-Z13)
      • Encntr for oth sp exam w/o complaint, suspected or reprtd dx (Z01)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Dental Health

It's important to take care of your mouth and teeth starting in childhood. If you don't, you could have problems with your teeth and gums - like cavities or even tooth loss.

Here's how to keep your mouth and teeth healthy:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean between your teeth every day with floss or another type of between-the-teeth cleaner
  • Snack smart - limit sugary snacks
  • Don't smoke or chew tobacco
  • See your dentist or oral health professional regularly

NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research


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