ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z77.12

Contact w and expsr to hazards in the physical environment

Diagnosis Code Z77.12

ICD-10: Z77.12
Short Description: Contact w and expsr to hazards in the physical environment
Long Description: Contact with and (suspected) exposure to hazards in the physical environment
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z77.12

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The code Z77.12 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)
      • Oth contact w and (suspected) exposures hazardous to health (Z77)

Information for Patients

Environmental Health

Our environment affects our health. If parts of the environment, like the air, water, or soil become polluted, it can lead to health problems. For example, asthma pollutants and chemicals in the air or in the home can trigger asthma attacks.

Some environmental risks are a part of the natural world, like radon in the soil. Others are the result of human activities, like lead poisoning from paint, or exposure to asbestos or mercury from mining or industrial use.

NIH: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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