ICD-10-CM Code Z48.8

Encounter for other specified postprocedural aftercare

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z48.8 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 specified postprocedural aftercare. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z48.8
Short Description:Encounter for other specified postprocedural aftercare
Long Description:Encounter for other specified postprocedural aftercare

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

  • 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

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