ICD-10 Code Z30.44

Encounter for surveillance of vaginal ring hormonal contraceptive device

Version 2019 Billable Code Diagnoses For Females Only Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis POA Exempt
ICD-10:Z30.44
Short Description:Encounter for surveillance of vagnl ring
Long Description:Encounter for surveillance of vaginal ring hormonal contraceptive device

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 Z30.44 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of encounter for surveillance of vaginal ring hormonal contraceptive device. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Diagnoses for females only - Diagnoses for females only.
  • 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 Z30.44 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • V25.49 - Contracept surveill NEC (Approximate Flag)

Present on Admission (POA)

Z30.44 is exempt from POA reporting - The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Surveillance of contraception done
  • Surveillance of vaginal hormone releasing ring contraception done

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code Z30.44 are found in the index:


Replacement Code

Z3044 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • Z30.49 - Encounter for surveillance of other contraceptives

Information for Patients


Birth Control

Also called: Contraception

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

  • Birth control - slow release methods (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Birth control and family planning (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Birth control pills - combination (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Birth control pills - overview (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Birth control pills - progestin only (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Condoms - male (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Deciding about an IUD (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Female condoms (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intrauterine devices (IUD) (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • 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.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.