ICD-10-CM Code Z78

Other specified health status

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z78 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other specified health status. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z78
Short Description:Other specified health status
Long Description:Other specified health status

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

  • Z78.0 - Asymptomatic menopausal state
  • Z78.1 - Physical restraint status
  • Z78.9 - Other specified health status

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 Z78:

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.
  • asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus HIV infection status Z21
  • postprocedural status Z93 Z99
  • sex reassignment status Z87.890

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)
      • Other specified health status (Z78)

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