ICD-10-CM Code Z93

Artificial opening status

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z93 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of artificial opening status. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z93
Short Description:Artificial opening status
Long Description:Artificial opening status

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

  • Z93.0 - Tracheostomy status
  • Z93.1 - Gastrostomy status
  • Z93.2 - Ileostomy status
  • Z93.3 - Colostomy status
  • Z93.4 - Other artificial openings of gastrointestinal tract status
  • Z93.5 - Cystostomy status
  • Z93.50 - Unspecified cystostomy status
  • Z93.51 - Cutaneous-vesicostomy status
  • Z93.52 - Appendico-vesicostomy status
  • Z93.59 - Other cystostomy status
  • Z93.6 - Other artificial openings of urinary tract status
  • Z93.8 - Other artificial opening status
  • Z93.9 - ... unspecified

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code Z93:

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.
  • artificial openings requiring attention or management Z43
  • complications of external stoma J95.0 K94 N99.5

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)
      • Artificial opening status (Z93)

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


Ostomy

An ostomy is surgery to create an opening (stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. It treats certain diseases of the digestive or urinary systems. It can be permanent, when an organ must be removed. It can be temporary, when the organ needs time to heal. The organ could be the small intestine, colon, rectum, or bladder. With an ostomy, there must be a new way for wastes to leave the body.

There are many different types of ostomy. Some examples are

  • Ileostomy - the bottom of the small intestine (ileum) is attached to the stoma. This bypasses the colon, rectum and anus.
  • Colostomy - the colon is attached to the stoma. This bypasses the rectum and the anus.
  • Urostomy - the tubes that carry urine to the bladder are attached to the stoma. This bypasses the bladder.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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