ICD-10-CM Code Z05.3

Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected respiratory condition ruled out

Version 2020 Billable Code Perinatal/newborn Diagnoses POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Z05.3 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected respiratory condition ruled out. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

The code Z05.3 is applicable to newborn patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-newborn patient.

ICD-10:Z05.3
Short Description:Obs & eval of NB for suspected resp condition ruled out
Long Description:Observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected respiratory condition ruled out

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 Z05.3 are found in the index:


Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Perinatal/Newborn diagnoses - Newborn. Age of 0 years; a subset of diagnoses intended only for newborns and neonates (e.g., fetal distress, perinatal jaundice).

Present on Admission (POA)

Z05.3 is exempt from POA reporting - The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Replacement Code

Z053 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • P00.3 - Newborn affected by oth maternal circ and resp diseases
  • P00.3 - Newborn affected by other maternal circ and resp diseases

Convert Z05.3 to ICD-9

  • V29.2 - Obsrv NB suspc resp cond (Approximate Flag)

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