ICD-10-CM Code Z47

Orthopedic aftercare

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z47 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of orthopedic aftercare. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Orthopedic aftercare
Long Description:Orthopedic aftercare

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

  • Z47.1 - Aftercare following joint replacement surgery
  • Z47.2 - Encounter for removal of internal fixation device
  • Z47.3 - Aftercare following explantation of joint prosthesis
  • Z47.31 - Aftercare following explantation of shoulder joint prosthesis
  • Z47.32 - Aftercare following explantation of hip joint prosthesis
  • Z47.33 - Aftercare following explantation of knee joint prosthesis
  • Z47.8 - Encounter for other orthopedic aftercare
  • Z47.81 - Encounter for orthopedic aftercare following surgical amputation
  • Z47.82 - Encounter for orthopedic aftercare following scoliosis surgery
  • Z47.89 - Encounter for other orthopedic aftercare

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 Z47:

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.
  • aftercare for healing fracture-code to fracture with 7th character D

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Orthopedic aftercare (Z47)

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