2022 ICD-10-CM Code Z79.89
Other long term (current) drug therapy

Version 2022
ICD-10:Z79.89
Short Description:Other long term (current) drug therapy
Long Description:Other long term (current) drug therapy
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)

Z79.89 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other long term (current) drug therapy. 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 Other long term (current) drug therapy

Non-specific codes like Z79.89 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 other long term (current) drug therapy:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z79.890 for Hormone replacement therapy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z79.891 for Long term (current) use of opiate analgesic
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use Z79.899 for Other long term (current) drug therapy

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)