Z79.63 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of long term (current) use of chemotherapeutic agent. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
Specific Coding for Long term (current) use of chemotherapeutic agent
Non-specific codes like Z79.63 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for long term (current) use of chemotherapeutic agent:
New 2023 ICD-10 Code
Z79.63 is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2023, effective October 1, 2022. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2022. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2023 (October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023).
- FY 2023 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023