ICD-10-CM Code Z01.41

Encounter for routine gynecological examination

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z01.41 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 routine gynecological examination. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z01.41
Short Description:Encounter for routine gynecological examination
Long Description:Encounter for routine gynecological examination

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

  • Z01.411 - Encounter for gynecological examination (general) (routine) with abnormal findings
  • Z01.419 - Encounter for gynecological examination (general) (routine) without abnormal findings

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code Z01.41:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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.
  • Encounter for general gynecological examination with or without cervical smear
  • Encounter for gynecological examination (general) (routine) NOS
  • Encounter for pelvic examination (annual) (periodic)

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.
  • code:
  • for screening for human papillomavirus, if applicable, Z11.51
  • for screening vaginal pap smear, if applicable Z12.72
  • to identify acquired absence of uterus, if applicable Z90.71

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
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.
  • gynecologic examination status-post hysterectomy for malignant condition Z08
  • screening cervical pap smear not a part of a routine gynecological examination Z12.4

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


Women's Health Checkup

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment are better. As a woman, you need some special exams and screenings. During your checkup, your health care provider will usually do:

  • A pelvic exam - an exam to check if internal female organs are normal by feeling their shape and size.
  • A Pap test - a test to check for cancer of the cervix, the opening to a woman's uterus. Cells from the cervix are examined under a microscope.
  • A clinical breast exam - to check for breast cancer by feeling and looking at your breasts.

Your health care provider may also recommend other tests, including a mammogram or a test for HPV.


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