ICD-10-CM Code Z53.2

Procedure and treatment not carried out because of patient's decision for other and unspecified reasons

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z53.2 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of procedure and treatment not carried out because of patient's decision for other and unspecified reasons. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z53.2
Short Description:Proc/trtmt not crd out bec pt decision for oth/unsp reason
Long Description:Procedure and treatment not carried out because of patient's decision for other and unspecified reasons

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

  • 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

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