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ICD-10 Code for Encounter for other specified special examinations

Z01.8

ICD-10 code Z01.8 for Encounter for other specified special examinations is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Factors influencing health status and contact with health services .

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Official Long Descriptor
Encounter for other specified special examinations

Z01

Includes: routine examination of specific system

Excludes1: encounter for examination for administrative purposes (Z02.-)
encounter for examination for suspected conditions, proven not to exist (Z03.-)
encounter for laboratory and radiologic examinations as a component of general medical examinations (Z00.0-)
encounter for laboratory, radiologic and imaging examinations for sign(s) and symptom(s) - code to the sign(s) or symptom(s)

Excludes2: screening examinations (Z11-Z13)

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ICD-9-CM↔ICD-10-CM
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