ICD-10-CM Code Z97.8

Presence of other specified devices

Version 2020 Billable Code Unacceptable Principal Diagnosis POA Exempt

Valid for Submission

Z97.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of presence of other specified devices. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code Z97.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like able to manage prosthesis, able to put on prosthesis, able to remove prosthesis, able to see using assistive device, airway device present, breast present, etc The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.

The code Z97.8 describes a circumstance which influences the patient's health status but not a current illness or injury. The code is unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

ICD-10:Z97.8
Short Description:Presence of other specified devices
Long Description:Presence of other specified devices

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code Z97.8 are found in the index:


Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Unacceptable principal diagnosis - There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Able to manage prosthesis
  • Able to put on prosthesis
  • Able to remove prosthesis
  • Able to see using assistive device
  • Airway device present
  • Breast present
  • Breast prosthesis in situ
  • Chest drain fluid swinging
  • Device applied to patient
  • Device at site of interest
  • Device crossed septum
  • Device in situ
  • Device inserted into sheath
  • Device used
  • Difficulty managing prosthesis
  • Difficulty putting on prosthesis
  • Difficulty removing prosthesis
  • Difficulty standing alone
  • Does manage prosthesis
  • Does not manage prosthesis
  • Does not put on prosthesis
  • Does not remove prosthesis
  • Does put on prosthesis
  • Does remove prosthesis
  • Does use walking aid when standing alone
  • Endotracheal tube present
  • Finding of gastrointestinal device
  • Finding of respiratory device
  • Finding related to ability to put on prosthesis
  • Finding related to ability to put on prosthesis
  • Finding related to ability to put on prosthesis
  • Finding related to ability to put on prosthesis
  • Finding related to ability to put on prosthesis
  • Finding related to ability to remove prosthesis
  • Finding related to ability to remove prosthesis
  • Finding related to ability to remove prosthesis
  • Finding related to ability to remove prosthesis
  • Finding related to ability to remove prosthesis
  • Finding related to ability to stand alone
  • Finding related to ability to use contact lenses
  • Functional drainage tube
  • Gastrointestinal tube in situ
  • Glaucoma drainage tube in good position
  • Hard occlusal appliance present
  • Nasal endotracheal tube present
  • Nasogastric tube in situ
  • O/E - respiratory device
  • Oral endotracheal tube present
  • Orthopedic hardware in situ
  • Orthotic device in situ
  • Patient controlled analgesia device in situ
  • Postprocedural finding of respiratory tract
  • Postprocedural finding of respiratory tract
  • Presence of punctal plugs
  • Prosthesis in situ
  • Radioactive implant in situ
  • Soft occlusal appliance present
  • Spacer device in use
  • Tracheal stent in situ
  • Unable to manage prosthesis
  • Unable to put on prosthesis
  • Unable to remove prosthesis
  • Unable to use contact lenses
  • Uses voice amplifier to support communication
  • Vagal nerve stimulator in situ
  • Ventricular shunt in situ
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt in situ
  • Wearing Pavlik harness

Present on Admission (POA)

Z97.8 is exempt from POA reporting - The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement. Review other POA exempt codes here .

CMS POA Indicator Options and Definitions
POA Indicator CodePOA Reason for CodeCMS will pay the CC/MCC DRG?
YDiagnosis was present at time of inpatient admission.YES
NDiagnosis was not present at time of inpatient admission.NO
UDocumentation insufficient to determine if the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.NO
WClinically undetermined - unable to clinically determine whether the condition was present at the time of inpatient admission.YES
1Unreported/Not used - Exempt from POA reporting. NO

Convert Z97.8 to ICD-9

  • V45.89 - Post-proc states NEC (Approximate Flag)

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 devices (Z97)

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