ICD-10-CM Code Z30.01

Encounter for initial prescription of contraceptives

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z30.01 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 initial prescription of contraceptives. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z30.01
Short Description:Encounter for initial prescription of contraceptives
Long Description:Encounter for initial prescription of contraceptives

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

  • Z30.011 - Encounter for initial prescription of contraceptive pills
  • Z30.012 - Encounter for prescription of emergency contraception
  • Z30.013 - Encounter for initial prescription of injectable contraceptive
  • Z30.014 - Encounter for initial prescription of intrauterine contraceptive device
  • Z30.015 - Encounter for initial prescription of vaginal ring hormonal contraceptive
  • Z30.016 - Encounter for initial prescription of transdermal patch hormonal contraceptive device
  • Z30.017 - Encounter for initial prescription of implantable subdermal contraceptive
  • Z30.018 - Encounter for initial prescription of other contraceptives
  • Z30.019 - ... unspecified

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 Z30.01:

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.
  • encounter for surveillance of contraceptives Z30.4

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services in circumstances related to reproduction (Z30-Z39)
      • Encounter for contraceptive management (Z30)

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


Birth Control

Birth control, also known as contraception, is designed to prevent pregnancy. Birth control methods may work in a number of different ways:

  • Preventing sperm from getting to the eggs. Types include condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and contraceptive sponges.
  • Keeping the woman's ovaries from releasing eggs that could be fertilized. Types include birth control pills, patches, shots, vaginal rings, and emergency contraceptive pills.
  • IUDs, devices which are implanted into the uterus. They can be kept in place for several years.
  • Sterilization, which permanently prevents a woman from getting pregnant or a man from being able to get a woman pregnant

Your choice of birth control should depend on several factors. These include your health, frequency of sexual activity, number of sexual partners and desire to have children in the future. Your health care provider can help you select the best form of birth control for you.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


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