ICD-10-CM Code Z43

Encounter for attention to artificial openings

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z43 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 attention to artificial openings. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z43
Short Description:Encounter for attention to artificial openings
Long Description:Encounter for attention to artificial openings

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

  • Z43.0 - Encounter for attention to tracheostomy
  • Z43.1 - Encounter for attention to gastrostomy
  • Z43.2 - Encounter for attention to ileostomy
  • Z43.3 - Encounter for attention to colostomy
  • Z43.4 - Encounter for attention to other artificial openings of digestive tract
  • Z43.5 - Encounter for attention to cystostomy
  • Z43.6 - Encounter for attention to other artificial openings of urinary tract
  • Z43.7 - Encounter for attention to artificial vagina
  • Z43.8 - Encounter for attention to other artificial openings
  • Z43.9 - Encounter for attention to unspecified artificial opening

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 Z43:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • closure of artificial openings
  • passage of sounds or bougies through artificial openings
  • reforming artificial openings
  • removal of catheter from artificial openings
  • toilet or cleansing of artificial openings

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.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • fitting and adjustment of prosthetic and other devices Z44 Z46

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Encounter for attention to artificial openings (Z43)

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


Ostomy

An ostomy is surgery to create an opening (stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. It treats certain diseases of the digestive or urinary systems. It can be permanent, when an organ must be removed. It can be temporary, when the organ needs time to heal. The organ could be the small intestine, colon, rectum, or bladder. With an ostomy, there must be a new way for wastes to leave the body.

There are many different types of ostomy. Some examples are

  • Ileostomy - the bottom of the small intestine (ileum) is attached to the stoma. This bypasses the colon, rectum and anus.
  • Colostomy - the colon is attached to the stoma. This bypasses the rectum and the anus.
  • Urostomy - the tubes that carry urine to the bladder are attached to the stoma. This bypasses the bladder.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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