ICD-10-CM Code Z77.1

Contact with and (suspected) exposure to environmental pollution and hazards in the physical environment

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z77.1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contact with and (suspected) exposure to environmental pollution and hazards in the physical environment. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z77.1
Short Description:Contact w and exposure pollutn & hazrd in phys envr
Long Description:Contact with and (suspected) exposure to environmental pollution and hazards in the physical environment

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

  • 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

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