ICD-10-CM Code Z89.0

Acquired absence of thumb and other finger(s)

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z89.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of acquired absence of thumb and other finger(s). The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z89.0
Short Description:Acquired absence of thumb and other finger(s)
Long Description:Acquired absence of thumb and other finger(s)

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • Z89.01 - Acquired absence of thumb
  • Z89.011 - Acquired absence of right thumb
  • Z89.012 - Acquired absence of left thumb
  • Z89.019 - Acquired absence of unspecified thumb
  • Z89.02 - Acquired absence of other finger(s)
  • Z89.021 - Acquired absence of right finger(s)
  • Z89.022 - Acquired absence of left finger(s)
  • Z89.029 - Acquired absence of unspecified finger(s)

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)
      • Acquired absence of limb (Z89)

Code History

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

Information for Patients


Finger Injuries and Disorders

You use your fingers and thumbs to do everything from grasping objects to playing musical instruments to typing. When there is something wrong with them, it can make life difficult. Common problems include

  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis. It can also cause deformity.
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Dupuytren's contracture - a hereditary thickening of the tough tissue that lies just below the skin of your palm. It causes the fingers to stiffen and bend.
  • Trigger finger - an irritation of the sheath that surrounds the flexor tendons. It can cause the tendon to catch and release like a trigger.

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