Valid for Submission
Z51.89 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of encounter for other specified aftercare. The code Z51.89 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code Z51.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like convalescence, convalescence after chemotherapy, convalescence after fracture treatment, convalescence after psychotherapy, convalescence after radiotherapy , convalescence following rehabilitation therapy, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
The code Z51.89 describes a circumstance which influences the patient's health status but not a current illness or injury. The code is unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code Z51.89 are found in the index:
- - Aftercare - See Also: Care; - Z51.89
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Convalescence after chemotherapy
- Convalescence after fracture treatment
- Convalescence after psychotherapy
- Convalescence after radiotherapy
- Convalescence following rehabilitation therapy
- Medical illness convalescence
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert Z51.89 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code Z51.89 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.