ICD-10-CM Code Z13.8

Encounter for screening for other specified diseases and disorders

Version 2020 Replaced Code Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z13.8 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 for other specified diseases and disorders. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Encounter for screening for oth diseases and disorders
Long Description:Encounter for screening for other specified diseases and disorders

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

  • Z13.81 - Encounter for screening for digestive system disorders
  • Z13.810 - Encounter for screening for upper gastrointestinal disorder
  • Z13.811 - Encounter for screening for lower gastrointestinal disorder
  • Z13.818 - Encounter for screening for other digestive system disorders
  • Z13.82 - Encounter for screening for musculoskeletal disorder
  • Z13.820 - Encounter for screening for osteoporosis
  • Z13.828 - Encounter for screening for other musculoskeletal disorder
  • Z13.83 - Encounter for screening for respiratory disorder NEC
  • Z13.84 - Encounter for screening for dental disorders
  • Z13.85 - Encounter for screening for nervous system disorders
  • Z13.850 - Encounter for screening for traumatic brain injury
  • Z13.858 - Encounter for screening for other nervous system disorders
  • Z13.88 - Encounter for screening for disorder due to exposure to contaminants
  • Z13.89 - Encounter for screening for other disorder

Replaced Code

This code was replaced in the 2020 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2019. This code was replaced for the FY 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020).

  • Z13.30 - Encntr screen exam for mental hlth and behavrl disord, unsp
  • Z13.31 - Encounter for screening for depression
  • Z13.32 - Encounter for screening for maternal depression
  • Z13.39 - Encntr screen exam for other mental hlth and behavrl disord

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 Z13.8:

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • screening for malignant neoplasms Z12

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 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

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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