ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z20.2

Contact w and exposure to infect w a sexl mode of transmiss

Diagnosis Code Z20.2

ICD-10: Z20.2
Short Description: Contact w and exposure to infect w a sexl mode of transmiss
Long Description: Contact with and (suspected) exposure to infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z20.2

Valid for Submission
The code Z20.2 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to communicable diseases (Z20-Z29)
      • Contact w and exposure to communicable diseases (Z20) (suspected)
Version 2019 Billable Code Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis - There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Convert to ICD-9
  • V01.6 - Venereal dis contact

Synonyms
  • Exposure to chlamydia
  • Exposure to Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Exposure to genital trichomoniasis
  • Exposure to lymphogranuloma venereum
  • Exposure to Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Exposure to sexually transmissible disorder
  • Exposure to Treponema pallidum

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z20.2 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Also called: STDs, Sexually transmitted infections, Venereal disease

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites, yeast, and viruses. There are more than 20 types of STDs, including

  • Chlamydia
  • Genital herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • HIV/AIDS
  • HPV
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

Most STDs affect both men and women, but in many cases the health problems they cause can be more severe for women. If a pregnant woman has an STD, it can cause serious health problems for the baby.

Antibiotics can treat STDs caused by bacteria, yeast, or parasites. There is no cure for STDs caused by a virus, but medicines can often help with the symptoms and keep the disease under control.

Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not completely eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading STDs. The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have anal, vaginal, or oral sex.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Chancroid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Genital sores - female (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Genital sores - male (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Safe sex (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
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