ICD-10-CM Code Z48.2

Encounter for aftercare following organ transplant

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z48.2 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 aftercare following organ transplant. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z48.2
Short Description:Encounter for aftercare following organ transplant
Long Description:Encounter for aftercare following organ transplant

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

  • 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

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

Information for Patients


Organ Transplantation

You may need an organ transplant if one of your organs has failed. This can happen because of illness or injury. When you have an organ transplant, doctors remove an organ from another person and place it in your body. The organ may come from a living donor or a donor who has died.

The organs that can be transplanted include

  • Heart
  • Intestine
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Pancreas

You often have to wait a long time for an organ transplant. Doctors must match donors to recipients to reduce the risk of transplant rejection. Rejection happens when your immune system attacks the new organ. If you have a transplant, you must take drugs the rest of your life to help keep your body from rejecting the new organ.


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