ICD-10-CM Code Z44

Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z44 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 fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z44
Short Description:Encounter for fit/adjst of external prosthetic device
Long Description:Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device

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

  • Z44.0 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial arm
  • Z44.00 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified artificial arm
  • Z44.001 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified right artificial arm
  • Z44.002 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified left artificial arm
  • Z44.009 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified artificial arm, unspecified arm
  • Z44.01 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of complete artificial arm
  • Z44.011 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of complete right artificial arm
  • Z44.012 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of complete left artificial arm
  • Z44.019 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of complete artificial arm, unspecified arm
  • Z44.02 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of partial artificial arm
  • Z44.021 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of partial artificial right arm
  • Z44.022 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of partial artificial left arm
  • Z44.029 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of partial artificial arm, unspecified arm
  • Z44.1 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial leg
  • Z44.10 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified artificial leg
  • Z44.101 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified right artificial leg
  • Z44.102 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified left artificial leg
  • Z44.109 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified artificial leg, unspecified leg
  • Z44.11 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of complete artificial leg
  • Z44.111 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of complete right artificial leg
  • Z44.112 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of complete left artificial leg
  • Z44.119 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of complete artificial leg, unspecified leg
  • Z44.12 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of partial artificial leg
  • Z44.121 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of partial artificial right leg
  • Z44.122 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of partial artificial left leg
  • Z44.129 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of partial artificial leg, unspecified leg
  • Z44.2 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial eye
  • Z44.20 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial eye, unspecified
  • Z44.21 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial right eye
  • Z44.22 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial left eye
  • Z44.3 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external breast prosthesis
  • Z44.30 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external breast prosthesis, unspecified breast
  • Z44.31 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external right breast prosthesis
  • Z44.32 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of external left breast prosthesis
  • Z44.8 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other external prosthetic devices
  • Z44.9 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified external prosthetic device

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 Z44:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • removal or replacement of external prosthetic device

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.
  • malfunction or other complications of device - see Alphabetical Index
  • presence of prosthetic device Z97

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Encounter for fit/adjst of external prosthetic device (Z44)

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


Artificial Limbs

People can lose all or part of an arm or leg for a number of reasons. Common ones include

  • Circulation problems from atherosclerosis or diabetes. They may cause you to need an amputation.
  • Traumatic injuries, including from traffic accidents and military combat
  • Cancer
  • Birth defects

If you are missing an arm or leg, an artificial limb can sometimes replace it. The device, which is called a prosthesis, can help you to perform daily activities such as walking, eating, or dressing. Some artificial limbs let you function nearly as well as before.


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