ICD-10-CM Code Z49

Encounter for care involving renal dialysis

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z49 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 care involving renal dialysis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z49
Short Description:Encounter for care involving renal dialysis
Long Description:Encounter for care involving renal dialysis

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

  • Z49.0 - Preparatory care for renal dialysis
  • Z49.01 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of extracorporeal dialysis catheter
  • Z49.02 - Encounter for fitting and adjustment of peritoneal dialysis catheter
  • Z49.3 - Encounter for adequacy testing for dialysis
  • Z49.31 - Encounter for adequacy testing for hemodialysis
  • Z49.32 - Encounter for adequacy testing for peritoneal dialysis

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 Z49:

Code Also

Code Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • associated end stage renal disease N18.6

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Encounter for care involving renal dialysis (Z49)

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


Dialysis

When your kidneys are healthy, they clean your blood. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. When your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work your kidneys used to do. Unless you have a kidney transplant, you will need a treatment called dialysis.

There are two main types of dialysis. Both types filter your blood to rid your body of harmful wastes, extra salt, and water.

  • Hemodialysis uses a machine. It is sometimes called an artificial kidney. You usually go to a special clinic for treatments several times a week.
  • Peritoneal dialysis uses the lining of your abdomen, called the peritoneal membrane, to filter your blood.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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