ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z88.4

Allergy status to anesthetic agent status

Diagnosis Code Z88.4

ICD-10: Z88.4
Short Description: Allergy status to anesthetic agent status
Long Description: Allergy status to anesthetic agent status
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z88.4

Valid for Submission
The code Z88.4 is 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)
      • Allergy status to drug/meds/biol subst (Z88)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable 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.

Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • V14.4 - Hx-anesthetic allergy

Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
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.

The code Z88.4 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Allergy to chloroprocaine
  • Allergy to sevoflurane
  • Amethocaine allergy
  • Anesthetic allergy
  • Anesthetics and medical gases allergy
  • Benzocaine allergy
  • Bupivacaine allergy
  • Cinchocaine allergy
  • Class I antiarrhythmic allergy
  • Cocaine allergy
  • Desflurane allergy
  • Enflurane allergy
  • Ether, anesthetic allergy
  • Etomidate allergy
  • General anesthetic drug allergy
  • Halothane allergy
  • History of anesthesia problem
  • Inhalational anesthetics allergy
  • Intravenous anesthetics allergy
  • Isoflurane allergy
  • Ketamine allergy
  • Lignocaine allergy
  • Local anesthetic drug allergy
  • Medical gas allergy
  • Methohexitone allergy
  • Midazolam allergy
  • Oxybuprocaine allergy
  • Prilocaine allergy
  • Procaine allergy
  • Propofol allergy
  • Proxymetacaine allergy
  • Thiopentone allergy

Information for Patients


If you are having surgery, your doctor will give you medicine called an anesthetic. Anesthetics reduce or prevent pain. There are three main types:

  • Local - numbs one small area of the body. You stay awake and alert.
  • Regional - blocks pain in an area of the body, such an arm or leg. A common type is epidural anesthesia, which is often used during childbirth.
  • General - makes you unconscious. You do not feel any pain, and you do not remember the procedure afterwards.

You may also get a mild sedative to relax you. You stay awake but may not remember the procedure afterwards. Sedation can be used with or without anesthesia.

The type of anesthesia or sedation you get depends on many factors. They include the procedure you are having and your current health.

  • Conscious sedation for surgical procedures (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epidural block (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • General anesthesia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal and epidural anesthesia (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Drug Reactions

Also called: Side effects

Most of the time, medicines make our lives better. They reduce aches and pains, fight infections, and control problems such as high blood pressure or diabetes. But medicines can also cause unwanted reactions.

One problem is interactions, which may occur between

  • Two drugs, such as aspirin and blood thinners
  • Drugs and food, such as statins and grapefruit
  • Drugs and supplements, such as ginkgo and blood thinners
  • Drugs and diseases, such as aspirin and peptic ulcers

Interactions can change the actions of one or both drugs. The drugs might not work, or you could get side effects.

Side effects are unwanted effects caused by the drugs. Most are mild, such as a stomach aches or drowsiness, and go away after you stop taking the drug. Others can be more serious.

Drug allergies are another type of reaction. They can be mild or life-threatening. Skin reactions, such as hives and rashes, are the most common type. Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, is more rare.

When you start a new prescription or over-the-counter medication, make sure you understand how to take it correctly. Know which other medications and foods you need to avoid. Ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

  • Angioedema (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Drug allergies (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Drug-induced diarrhea (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Drug-induced tremor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Taking multiple medicines safely (Medical Encyclopedia)

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