ICD-10-CM Code Z46

Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z46 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 other devices. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z46
Short Description:Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices
Long Description:Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices

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

  • Z46.0 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of spectacles and contact lenses
  • Z46.1 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of hearing aid
  • Z46.2 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices related to nervous system and special senses
  • Z46.3 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of dental prosthetic device
  • Z46.4 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of orthodontic device
  • Z46.5 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other gastrointestinal appliance and device
  • Z46.51 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of gastric lap band
  • Z46.59 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other gastrointestinal appliance and device
  • Z46.6 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of urinary device
  • Z46.8 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other specified devices
  • Z46.81 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of insulin pump
  • Z46.82 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of non-vascular catheter
  • Z46.89 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other specified devices
  • Z46.9 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of unspecified 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 Z46:

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 other 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

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.
  • encounter for fitting and management of implanted devices Z45
  • issue of repeat prescription only Z76.0
  • presence of prosthetic and other devices Z95 Z97

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices (Z46)

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