ICD-10-CM Code Z48

Encounter for other postprocedural aftercare

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z48 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 other postprocedural aftercare. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z48
Short Description:Encounter for other postprocedural aftercare
Long Description:Encounter for other postprocedural aftercare

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

  • Z48.0 - Encounter for attention to dressings, sutures and drains
  • Z48.00 - Encounter for change or removal of nonsurgical wound dressing
  • Z48.01 - Encounter for change or removal of surgical wound dressing
  • Z48.02 - Encounter for removal of sutures
  • Z48.03 - Encounter for change or removal of drains
  • Z48.1 - Encounter for planned postprocedural wound closure
  • Z48.2 - Encounter for aftercare following organ transplant
  • Z48.21 - Encounter for aftercare following heart transplant
  • Z48.22 - Encounter for aftercare following kidney transplant
  • Z48.23 - Encounter for aftercare following liver transplant
  • Z48.24 - Encounter for aftercare following lung transplant
  • Z48.28 - Encounter for aftercare following multiple organ transplant
  • Z48.280 - Encounter for aftercare following heart-lung transplant
  • Z48.288 - Encounter for aftercare following multiple organ transplant
  • Z48.29 - Encounter for aftercare following other organ transplant
  • Z48.290 - Encounter for aftercare following bone marrow transplant
  • Z48.298 - Encounter for aftercare following other organ transplant
  • Z48.3 - Aftercare following surgery for neoplasm
  • Z48.8 - Encounter for other specified postprocedural aftercare
  • Z48.81 - Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on specified body systems
  • Z48.810 - Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on the sense organs
  • Z48.811 - Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on the nervous system
  • Z48.812 - Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on the circulatory system
  • Z48.813 - Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on the respiratory system
  • Z48.814 - Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on the teeth or oral cavity
  • Z48.815 - Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on the digestive system
  • Z48.816 - Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on the genitourinary system
  • Z48.817 - Encounter for surgical aftercare following surgery on the skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • Z48.89 - Encounter for other specified surgical 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 Z48:

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.
  • encounter for follow-up examination after completed treatment Z08 Z09
  • encounter for aftercare following injury - code to Injury, by site, with appropriate 7th character for subsequent encounter

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 attention to artificial openings Z43
  • encounter for fitting and adjustment of prosthetic and other devices Z44 Z46

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Encounter for other postprocedural aftercare (Z48)

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