ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z66

Do not resuscitate

Diagnosis Code Z66

ICD-10: Z66
Short Description: Do not resuscitate
Long Description: Do not resuscitate
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z66

Valid for Submission
The code Z66 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Do not resuscitate status (Z66)
      • Do not resuscitate (Z66)

Information for Patients

End of Life Issues

Also called: Death and dying, Terminal care

Planning for the end of life can be difficult. But by deciding what end-of-life care best suits your needs when you are healthy, you can help those close to you make the right choices when the time comes.

End-of-life planning usually includes making choices about the following:

  • The goals of care (for example, whether to use certain medicines during the last days of life)
  • Where you want to spend your final days
  • Which treatments for end-of-life care you wish to receive
  • What type of palliative care and hospice care you wish to receive

Advance directives can help make your wishes clear to your family and health care providers.

  • Deciding about treatments that prolong life (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Do not resuscitate orders (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Palliative care - what the final days are like (Medical Encyclopedia)

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