ICD-10-CM Code Z01.81

Encounter for preprocedural examinations

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z01.81 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 preprocedural examinations. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z01.81
Short Description:Encounter for preprocedural examinations
Long Description:Encounter for preprocedural examinations

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

  • Z01.810 - Encounter for preprocedural cardiovascular examination
  • Z01.811 - Encounter for preprocedural respiratory examination
  • Z01.812 - Encounter for preprocedural laboratory examination
  • Z01.818 - Encounter for other preprocedural examination

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 Z01.81:

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 preoperative examinations
  • Encounter for radiological and imaging examinations as part of preprocedural examination

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