ICD-10-CM Code Z31.6

Encounter for general counseling and advice on procreation

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z31.6 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 general counseling and advice on procreation. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z31.6
Short Description:Encounter for general counseling and advice on procreation
Long Description:Encounter for general counseling and advice on procreation

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

  • Z31.61 - Procreative counseling and advice using natural family planning
  • Z31.62 - Encounter for fertility preservation counseling
  • Z31.69 - Encounter for other general counseling and advice on procreation

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 procreative management (Z31)

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


Genetic Counseling

Genetic counseling provides information and support to people who have, or may be at risk for, genetic disorders. A genetic counselor meets with you to discuss genetic risks. The counseling may be for yourself or a family member. Or you may get it when you are planning or expecting a baby. You may follow up with genetic testing.

There are many reasons to seek genetic counseling. You may consider it if you

  • Have a personal or family history of a genetic condition or birth defect
  • Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant after age 35
  • Already have a child with a genetic disorder or birth defect
  • Have had two or more pregnancy losses or a baby who died
  • Have had ultrasound or screening tests that suggest a possible problem

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