ICD-10-CM Code Z05

Encounter for observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected diseases and conditions ruled out

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z05 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 observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected diseases and conditions ruled out. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z05
Short Description:Enctr for Obs & eval of NB for susp diseases and cond R/O
Long Description:Encounter for observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected diseases and conditions ruled out

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

  • Z05.0 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected cardiac condition ruled out
  • Z05.1 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected infectious condition ruled out
  • Z05.2 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected neurological condition ruled out
  • Z05.3 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected respiratory condition ruled out
  • Z05.4 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected genetic, metabolic or immunologic condition ruled out
  • Z05.41 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected genetic condition ruled out
  • Z05.42 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected metabolic condition ruled out
  • Z05.43 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected immunologic condition ruled out
  • Z05.5 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected gastrointestinal condition ruled out
  • Z05.6 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected genitourinary condition ruled out
  • Z05.7 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected skin, subcutaneous, musculoskeletal and connective tissue condition ruled out
  • Z05.71 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected skin and subcutaneous tissue condition ruled out
  • Z05.72 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected musculoskeletal condition ruled out
  • Z05.73 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected connective tissue condition ruled out
  • Z05.8 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for other specified suspected condition ruled out
  • Z05.9 - Observation and evaluation of newborn for unspecified suspected condition ruled out

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 Z05:

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.
  • This category is to be used for newborns, within the neonatal period (the first 28 days of life), who are suspected of having an abnormal condition, but without signs or symptoms, and which, after examination and observation, is ruled out.

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services for examinations (Z00-Z13)
      • Enctr for Obs & eval of NB for susp diseases and cond R/O (Z05)

Code History

  • 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