ICD-10-CM Code Z71

Persons encountering health services for other counseling and medical advice, not elsewhere classified

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z71 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 other counseling and medical advice, not elsewhere classified. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z71
Short Description:Persons encntr health serv for oth cnsl and med advice, NEC
Long Description:Persons encountering health services for other counseling and medical advice, not elsewhere classified

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

  • Z71.0 - Person encountering health services to consult on behalf of another person
  • Z71.1 - Person with feared health complaint in whom no diagnosis is made
  • Z71.2 - Person consulting for explanation of examination or test findings
  • Z71.3 - Dietary counseling and surveillance
  • Z71.4 - Alcohol abuse counseling and surveillance
  • Z71.41 - Alcohol abuse counseling and surveillance of alcoholic
  • Z71.42 - Counseling for family member of alcoholic
  • Z71.5 - Drug abuse counseling and surveillance
  • Z71.51 - Drug abuse counseling and surveillance of drug abuser
  • Z71.52 - Counseling for family member of drug abuser
  • Z71.6 - Tobacco abuse counseling
  • Z71.7 - Human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] counseling
  • Z71.8 - Other specified counseling
  • Z71.81 - Spiritual or religious counseling
  • Z71.82 - Exercise counseling
  • Z71.83 - Encounter for nonprocreative genetic counseling
  • Z71.84 - Encounter for health counseling related to travel
  • Z71.89 - Other specified counseling
  • Z71.9 - 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 Z71:

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 procreation counseling Z30 Z31
  • sex counseling Z70

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (Z69-Z76)
      • Persons encntr health serv for oth cnsl and med advice, NEC (Z71)

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