ICD-10-CM Code Z96.6

Presence of orthopedic joint implants

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z96.6 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of presence of orthopedic joint implants. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z96.6
Short Description:Presence of orthopedic joint implants
Long Description:Presence of orthopedic joint implants

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

  • Z96.60 - Presence of unspecified orthopedic joint implant
  • Z96.61 - Presence of artificial shoulder joint
  • Z96.611 - Presence of right artificial shoulder joint
  • Z96.612 - Presence of left artificial shoulder joint
  • Z96.619 - Presence of unspecified artificial shoulder joint
  • Z96.62 - Presence of artificial elbow joint
  • Z96.621 - Presence of right artificial elbow joint
  • Z96.622 - Presence of left artificial elbow joint
  • Z96.629 - Presence of unspecified artificial elbow joint
  • Z96.63 - Presence of artificial wrist joint
  • Z96.631 - Presence of right artificial wrist joint
  • Z96.632 - Presence of left artificial wrist joint
  • Z96.639 - Presence of unspecified artificial wrist joint
  • Z96.64 - Presence of artificial hip joint
  • Z96.641 - Presence of right artificial hip joint
  • Z96.642 - Presence of left artificial hip joint
  • Z96.643 - Presence of artificial hip joint, bilateral
  • Z96.649 - Presence of unspecified artificial hip joint
  • Z96.65 - Presence of artificial knee joint
  • Z96.651 - Presence of right artificial knee joint
  • Z96.652 - Presence of left artificial knee joint
  • Z96.653 - Presence of artificial knee joint, bilateral
  • Z96.659 - Presence of unspecified artificial knee joint
  • Z96.66 - Presence of artificial ankle joint
  • Z96.661 - Presence of right artificial ankle joint
  • Z96.662 - Presence of left artificial ankle joint
  • Z96.669 - Presence of unspecified artificial ankle joint
  • Z96.69 - Presence of other orthopedic joint implants
  • Z96.691 - Finger-joint replacement of right hand
  • Z96.692 - Finger-joint replacement of left hand
  • Z96.693 - Finger-joint replacement, bilateral
  • Z96.698 - Presence of other orthopedic joint implants

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)
      • Presence of other functional implants (Z96)

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