ICD-10-CM Code Z13.3

Encounter for screening examination for mental health and behavioral disorders

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z13.3 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 screening examination for mental health and behavioral disorders. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z13.3
Short Description:Encntr screen exam for mental health and behavrl disorders
Long Description:Encounter for screening examination for mental health and behavioral disorders

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

  • Z13.30 - ... unspecified
  • Z13.31 - Encounter for screening for depression
  • Z13.32 - Encounter for screening for maternal depression
  • Z13.39 - Encounter for screening examination for other mental health and behavioral disorders

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services for examinations (Z00-Z13)
      • Encounter for screening for other diseases and disorders (Z13)

Code History

  • 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


Health Screening

Screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they're easier to treat. You can get some screenings in your doctor's office. Others need special equipment, so you may need to go to a different office or clinic.

Some conditions that doctors commonly screen for include

  • Breast cancer and cervical cancer in women
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Prostate cancer in men

Which tests you need depends on your age, your sex, your family history, and whether you have risk factors for certain diseases. After a screening test, ask when you will get the results and whom to talk to about them.

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Mental Health

What is mental health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

What are mental illnesses?

Mental illnesses are serious disorders which can affect your thinking, mood, and behavior. They may be occasional or long-lasting. They can affect your ability to relate to others and function each day. Mental disorders are common; more than half of all Americans will be diagnosed with a mental disorder at some time in their life. But there are treatments. People with mental health problems can get better, and many of them recover completely.

Why is mental health important?

Mental health is important because it can help you to

  • Cope with the stresses of life
  • Be physically healthy
  • Have good relationships
  • Make meaningful contributions to your community
  • Work productively
  • Realize your full potential

How can I improve my mental health?

There are steps you can take to help you improve your mental health. They include

  • Staying positive
  • Being physically active
  • Connecting with others
  • Developing a sense of meaning and purpose in life
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Developing coping skills
  • Meditating
  • Getting professional help if you need it

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