ICD-10-CM Code Z44.1

Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial leg

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z44.1 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 artificial leg. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z44.1
Short Description:Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial leg
Long Description:Encounter for fitting and adjustment of artificial leg

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

  • 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

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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