2022 ICD-10-CM Code Z46
Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices

Version 2022
ICD-10:Z46
Short Description:Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices
Long Description:Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices
Status: Not Valid for Submission

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)

Z46 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis 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 specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices

Non-specific codes like Z46 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for encounter for fitting and adjustment of other devices:

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

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.

Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)