ICD-10-CM Code Z16.3

Resistance to other antimicrobial drugs

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z16.3 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of resistance to other antimicrobial drugs. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Resistance to other antimicrobial drugs
Long Description:Resistance to other antimicrobial drugs

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

  • Z16.30 - Resistance to unspecified antimicrobial drugs
  • Z16.31 - Resistance to antiparasitic drug(s)
  • Z16.32 - Resistance to antifungal drug(s)
  • Z16.33 - Resistance to antiviral drug(s)
  • Z16.34 - Resistance to antimycobacterial drug(s)
  • Z16.341 - Resistance to single antimycobacterial drug
  • Z16.342 - Resistance to multiple antimycobacterial drugs
  • Z16.35 - Resistance to multiple antimicrobial drugs
  • Z16.39 - Resistance to other specified antimicrobial drug

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 Z16.3:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16)
      • Resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16)

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