Diagnosis Code Z99.81
Information for Medical Professionals
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis Unacceptable 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 General 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.
- V46.2 - Depend-supplement oxygen
Present on Admission (POA) Present 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 Z99.81 is exempt from POA reporting.
- Dependence on continuous supplemental oxygen
- Dependence on nocturnal oxygen therapy
- Dependence on respiratory device
- Dependence on supplemental oxygen
- Dependence on supplemental oxygen when ambulating
- Home oxygen supply
- Home oxygen supply started
- Patient on oxygen
- Requires oxygen therapy during exercise
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z99.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Dependence on long-term oxygen
Information for Patients
Oxygen therapy is a treatment that provides you with extra oxygen. Oxygen is a gas that your body needs to function. Normally, your lungs absorb oxygen from the air you breathe. But some conditions can prevent you from getting enough oxygen.
You may need oxygen if you have
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- A severe asthma attack
- Late-stage heart failure
- Cystic fibrosis
- Sleep apnea
The oxygen comes through nasal prongs, a mask, or a breathing tube. If you have a chronic problem, you may have a portable oxygen tank or a machine in your home.
A different kind of oxygen therapy is called hyperbaric oxygen therapy. It uses oxygen at high pressure to treat wounds and serious infections.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Oxygen safety (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Traveling with breathing problems (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Using oxygen at home (Medical Encyclopedia)