ICD-10-CM Code Z70

Counseling related to sexual attitude, behavior and orientation

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z70 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of counseling related to sexual attitude, behavior and orientation. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z70
Short Description:Counseling related to sexual attitude, behavior and orientn
Long Description:Counseling related to sexual attitude, behavior and orientation

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

  • Z70.0 - Counseling related to sexual attitude
  • Z70.1 - Counseling related to patient's sexual behavior and orientation
  • Z70.2 - Counseling related to sexual behavior and orientation of third party
  • Z70.3 - Counseling related to combined concerns regarding sexual attitude, behavior and orientation
  • Z70.8 - Other sex counseling
  • Z70.9 - Sex counseling, unspecified

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 Z70:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • encounter for mental health services for sexual attitude, behavior and orientation

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • contraceptive or procreative counseling Z30 Z31

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (Z69-Z76)
      • Counseling related to sexual attitude, behavior and orientn (Z70)

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


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals have special health concerns besides the usual ones that affect most men and women. On this page you'll find information about these specific health issues.


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Sexual Health

Sexuality is a big part of being human. Love, affection and sexual intimacy all play a role in healthy relationships. They also contribute to your sense of well-being. A number of disorders can affect the ability to have or enjoy sex in both men and women.

Factors that can affect sexual health include

  • Fear of unplanned pregnancy
  • Concerns about infertility
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Chronic diseases such as cancer or heart disease
  • Medicines that affect sexual desire or performance

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