Z79.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of long term (current) use of hormonal contraceptives. The code Z79.3 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code Z79.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like long-term current use of hormonal contraceptive. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code Z79.3:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Long term (current) use of birth control pill or patch
Entries in the Index to Diseases and Injuries with references to Z79.3
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code Z79.3 are found in the index:
- - Long-term (current) (prophylactic) drug therapy (use of)
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Long-term current use of hormonal contraceptive
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert Z79.3 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code Z79.3 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Birth control, also known as contraception, is designed to prevent pregnancy. Birth control methods may work in a number of different ways:
- Preventing sperm from getting to the eggs. Types include condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and contraceptive sponges.
- Keeping the woman's ovaries from releasing eggs that could be fertilized. Types include birth control pills, patches, shots, vaginal rings, and emergency contraceptive pills.
- IUDs, devices which are implanted into the uterus. They can be kept in place for several years.
- Sterilization, which permanently prevents a woman from getting pregnant or a man from being able to get a woman pregnant
Your choice of birth control should depend on several factors. These include your health, frequency of sexual activity, number of sexual partners and desire to have children in the future. Your health care provider can help you select the best form of birth control for you.
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|ICD Code||Description||Valid for Submission|
|Z79||Long term (current) drug therapy||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.0||Long term (current) use of anticoagulants and antithrombotics/antiplatelets||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.01||Long term (current) use of anticoagulants||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.02||Long term (current) use of antithrombotics/antiplatelets||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.1||Long term (current) use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID)||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.2||Long term (current) use of antibiotics||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.4||Long term (current) use of insulin||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.5||Long term (current) use of steroids||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.51||Long term (current) use of inhaled steroids||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.52||Long term (current) use of systemic steroids||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.8||Other long term (current) drug therapy||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.81||Long term (current) use of agents affecting estrogen receptors and estrogen levels||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.810||Long term (current) use of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs)||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.811||Long term (current) use of aromatase inhibitors||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.818||Long term (current) use of other agents affecting estrogen receptors and estrogen levels||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.82||Long term (current) use of aspirin||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.83||Long term (current) use of bisphosphonates||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.84||Long term (current) use of oral hypoglycemic drugs||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.89||Other long term (current) drug therapy||NON-BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.890||Hormone replacement therapy||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.891||Long term (current) use of opiate analgesic||BILLABLE CODE|
|Z79.899||Other long term (current) drug therapy||BILLABLE CODE|