ICD-10-CM Code Z04.6

Encounter for general psychiatric examination, requested by authority

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

Z04.6 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of encounter for general psychiatric examination, requested by authority. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z04.6
Short Description:Encntr for general psychiatric exam, requested by authority
Long Description:Encounter for general psychiatric examination, requested by authority

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code Z04.6 are found in the index:


Convert Z04.6 to ICD-9

  • V70.1 - Psych exam-authority req

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services for examinations (Z00-Z13)
      • Encounter for examination and observation for other reasons (Z04)

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