ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z96.21

Cochlear implant status

Diagnosis Code Z96.21

ICD-10: Z96.21
Short Description: Cochlear implant status
Long Description: Cochlear implant status
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z96.21

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The code Z96.21 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)
      • Presence of other functional implants (Z96)

Information for Patients

Cochlear Implants

A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound. People who are profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing can get help from them. The implant consists of two parts. One part sits on the outside of the body, behind the ear. A second part is surgically placed under the skin.

An implant does not restore normal hearing. It can help a person understand speech. Children and adults can benefit from them.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

  • Cochlear implant (Medical Encyclopedia)

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