ICD-10-CM Code Z99

Dependence on enabling machines and devices, not elsewhere classified

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

Z99 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of dependence on enabling machines and devices, not elsewhere classified. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:Z99
Short Description:Dependence on enabling machines and devices, NEC
Long Description:Dependence on enabling machines and devices, not elsewhere classified

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

  • Z99.0 - Dependence on aspirator
  • Z99.1 - Dependence on respirator
  • Z99.11 - Dependence on respirator [ventilator] status
  • Z99.12 - Encounter for respirator [ventilator] dependence during power failure
  • Z99.2 - Dependence on renal dialysis
  • Z99.3 - Dependence on wheelchair
  • Z99.8 - Dependence on other enabling machines and devices
  • Z99.81 - Dependence on supplemental oxygen
  • Z99.89 - Dependence on other enabling machines and devices

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 Z99:

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.
  • cardiac pacemaker status Z95.0

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)
      • Dependence on enabling machines and devices, NEC (Z99)

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