ICD-10-CM Code Z51.8

Encounter for other specified aftercare

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z51.8 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 aftercare. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z51.8
Short Description:Encounter for other specified aftercare
Long Description:Encounter for other specified aftercare

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

  • Z51.81 - Encounter for therapeutic drug level monitoring
  • Z51.89 - Encounter for other specified 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 Z51.8:

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.
  • holiday relief care Z75.5

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Encounter for other aftercare and medical care (Z51)

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