ICD-10-CM Code Z30.46

Encounter for surveillance of implantable subdermal contraceptive

Version 2020 Billable Code Diagnoses For Females Only Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Z30.46 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of encounter for surveillance of implantable subdermal contraceptive. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Z30.46 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like insertion of subcutaneous contraceptive done or subcutaneous contraceptive implant palpable or subcutaneous contraceptive implant present or surveillance of contraception done or surveillance of subcutaneous contraceptive implant done. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

The code Z30.46 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

ICD-10:Z30.46
Short Description:Enctr srvlnc implantable subdermal contraceptive
Long Description:Encounter for surveillance of implantable subdermal contraceptive

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 Z30.46:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Encounter for checking, reinsertion or removal of implantable subdermal contraceptive

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 Z30.46 are found in the index:


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 - Medicare Code Editor detects inconsistencies between a patient’s sex and any diagnosis on the patient’s record, this code applies to 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.

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Insertion of subcutaneous contraceptive done
  • Subcutaneous contraceptive implant palpable
  • Subcutaneous contraceptive implant present
  • Surveillance of contraception done
  • Surveillance of subcutaneous contraceptive implant done

Present on Admission (POA)

Z30.46 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. Review other POA exempt codes here .

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

Replacement Code

Z3046 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

  • Z30.49 - Encounter for surveillance of other contraceptives

Convert Z30.46 to ICD-9

  • V25.43 - Srvl mplnt sbdrm cntrcep

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 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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