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ICD-10 Code for Encounter for palliative care


ICD-10 code Z51.5 for Encounter for palliative care is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Factors influencing health status and contact with health services .

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Encounter for palliative care


Excludes1: follow-up examination after treatment (Z08-Z09)

Code also: condition requiring care

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