ICD-10-CM Code Z53

Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and treatment, not carried out

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z53 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of persons encountering health services for specific procedures and treatment, not carried out. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z53
Short Description:Persons encntr hlth serv for spec proc & trtmt, not crd out
Long Description:Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and treatment, not carried out

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

  • Z53.0 - Procedure and treatment not carried out because of contraindication
  • Z53.01 - Procedure and treatment not carried out due to patient smoking
  • Z53.09 - Procedure and treatment not carried out because of other contraindication
  • Z53.1 - Procedure and treatment not carried out because of patient's decision for reasons of belief and group pressure
  • Z53.2 - Procedure and treatment not carried out because of patient's decision for other and unspecified reasons
  • Z53.20 - Procedure and treatment not carried out because of patient's decision for unspecified reasons
  • Z53.21 - Procedure and treatment not carried out due to patient leaving prior to being seen by health care provider
  • Z53.29 - Procedure and treatment not carried out because of patient's decision for other reasons
  • Z53.3 - Procedure converted to open procedure
  • Z53.31 - Laparoscopic surgical procedure converted to open procedure
  • Z53.32 - Thoracoscopic surgical procedure converted to open procedure
  • Z53.33 - Arthroscopic surgical procedure converted to open procedure
  • Z53.39 - Other specified procedure converted to open procedure
  • Z53.8 - Procedure and treatment not carried out for other reasons
  • Z53.9 - Procedure and treatment not carried out, unspecified reason

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Encounters for other specific health care (Z40-Z53)
      • Persons encntr hlth serv for spec proc & trtmt, not crd out (Z53)

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