Z79.52 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of long term (current) use of systemic steroids. The code Z79.52 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 Z79.52 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like long term systemic steroid user, long-term current use of steroid, long-term current use of systemic steroid or long-term current use of testosterone cypionate. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
The code Z79.52 describes a circumstance which influences the patient's health status but not a current illness or injury. The code is unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.
Entries in the Index to Diseases and Injuries with references to Z79.52
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 Z79.52 are found in the index:
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Long term systemic steroid user
- Long-term current use of steroid
- Long-term current use of systemic steroid
- Long-term current use of testosterone cypionate
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert Z79.52 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code Z79.52 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
You may have heard of anabolic steroids, which can have harmful effects. But there's another type of steroid - sometimes called a corticosteroid - that treats a variety of problems. These steroids are similar to hormones that your adrenal glands make to fight stress associated with illnesses and injuries. They reduce inflammation and affect the immune system.
You may need to take corticosteroids to treat
- Autoimmune diseases such as lupus and multiple sclerosis
- Skin conditions such as eczema and rashes
- Some kinds of cancer
Steroids are strong medicines, and they can have side effects, including weakened bones and cataracts. Because of this, you usually take them for as short a time as possible.
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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|
|Z79.3||Long term (current) use of hormonal contraceptives||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|
|Z79.8||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|