ICD-10-CM Code Z77

Other contact with and (suspected) exposures hazardous to health

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z77 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other contact with and (suspected) exposures hazardous to health. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z77
Short Description:Oth contact w and (suspected) exposures hazardous to health
Long Description:Other contact with and (suspected) exposures hazardous to health

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

  • Z77.0 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to hazardous, chiefly nonmedicinal, chemicals
  • Z77.01 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to hazardous metals
  • Z77.010 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to arsenic
  • Z77.011 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to lead
  • Z77.012 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to uranium
  • Z77.018 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous metals
  • Z77.02 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to hazardous aromatic compounds
  • Z77.020 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to aromatic amines
  • Z77.021 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to benzene
  • Z77.028 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous aromatic compounds
  • Z77.09 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous, chiefly nonmedicinal, chemicals
  • Z77.090 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to asbestos
  • Z77.098 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous, chiefly nonmedicinal, chemicals
  • Z77.1 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to environmental pollution and hazards in the physical environment
  • Z77.11 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to environmental pollution
  • Z77.110 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to air pollution
  • Z77.111 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to water pollution
  • Z77.112 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to soil pollution
  • Z77.118 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other environmental pollution
  • Z77.12 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to hazards in the physical environment
  • Z77.120 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to mold (toxic)
  • Z77.121 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to harmful algae and algae toxins
  • Z77.122 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to noise
  • Z77.123 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to radon and other naturally occurring radiation
  • Z77.128 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazards in the physical environment
  • Z77.2 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous substances
  • Z77.21 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to potentially hazardous body fluids
  • Z77.22 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (acute) (chronic)
  • Z77.29 - Contact with and (suspected) exposure to other hazardous substances
  • Z77.9 - Other contact with and (suspected) exposures hazardous to health

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 Z77:

Includes

Includes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • contact with and (suspected) exposures to potential hazards to health

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.
  • contact with and suspected exposure to communicable diseases Z20
  • exposure to parental environmental tobacco smoke in the perinatal period P96.81
  • newborn affected by noxious substances transmitted via placenta or breast milk P04
  • occupational exposure to risk factors Z57
  • retained foreign body Z18
  • retained foreign body fully removed Z87.821
  • toxic effects of substances chiefly nonmedicinal as to source T51 T65

Code Classification

  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Oth contact w and exposures hazardous to health (Z77) (suspected)

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


Poisoning

A poison is any substance that is harmful to your body. You might swallow it, inhale it, inject it, or absorb it through your skin. Any substance can be poisonous if too much is taken. Poisons can include

  • Prescription or over-the-counter medicines taken in doses that are too high
  • Overdoses of illegal drugs
  • Carbon monoxide from gas appliances
  • Household products, such as laundry powder or furniture polish
  • Pesticides
  • Indoor or outdoor plants
  • Metals such as lead and mercury

The effects of poisoning range from short-term illness to brain damage, coma, and death. To prevent poisoning it is important to use and store products exactly as their labels say. Keep dangerous products where children can't get to them. Treatment for poisoning depends on the type of poison. If you suspect someone has been poisoned, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.


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