2022 ICD-10-CM Code Z79.81
Long term (current) use of agents affecting estrogen receptors and estrogen levels

Version 2022
ICD-10:Z79.81
Short Description:Lng trm (crnt) use of agnt aff estrog recpt & estrog levels
Long Description:Long term (current) use of agents affecting estrogen receptors and estrogen levels
Status: Not Valid for Submission

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)
      • Long term current drug therapy (Z79)

Z79.81 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of long term (current) use of agents affecting estrogen receptors and estrogen levels. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 Lng trm (crnt) use of agnt aff estrog recpt & estrog levels

Non-specific codes like Z79.81 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 lng trm (crnt) use of agnt aff estrog recpt & estrog levels:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z79.810 for Long term (current) use of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z79.811 for Long term (current) use of aromatase inhibitors
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z79.818 for Long term (current) use of other agents affecting estrogen receptors and estrogen levels

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 Z79.81:


Code First

Code First
Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.

Use Additional Code

Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Information for Patients


Hormones

Hormones are your body's chemical messengers. They travel in your bloodstream to tissues or organs. They work slowly, over time, and affect many different processes, including

Endocrine glands, which are special groups of cells, make hormones. The major endocrine glands are the pituitary, pineal, thymus, thyroid, adrenal glands, and pancreas. In addition, men produce hormones in their testes and women produce them in their ovaries.

Hormones are powerful. It takes only a tiny amount to cause big changes in cells or even your whole body. That is why too much or too little of a certain hormone can be serious. Laboratory tests can measure the hormone levels in your blood, urine, or saliva. Your health care provider may perform these tests if you have symptoms of a hormone disorder. Home pregnancy tests are similar - they test for pregnancy hormones in your urine.


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Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer Learn about the types of hormone therapy used to prevent and treat breast cancer (including antiestrogens, LH-RH agonists, aromatase inhibitors, and SERMs) and their possible side effects.
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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)