ICD-10 Code Updates Effective 10/1/2019


Every October, Office Practicum uses Health Language to access and update the complete list of diagnosis codes. It’s important to update templates, diagnostic tests, screenings and favorites to include these new codes and remove those codes which are retired/removed. 

Note: A subscription to the AAP Coding Newsletter can also keep your practice well informed. The new diagnosis codes for Pediatrics are as follows:

Congenital deformities of feet

Q66.0- Congenital talipes equinovarus

Q66.1- Congenital talipes calcaneovarus

Q66.3- Other congenital varus deformities of feet

Q66.4- Congenital talipes calcaneovalgus

Q66.7- Congenital pes cavus

Q66.9- Congenital deformity of feet, unspecified

The appropriate fifth character to be added to these codes 0—unspecified foot 1—right foot 2—left foot.

Q66.21- Congenital metatarsus primus varus

Q66.22- Congenital metatarsus adductus 

The appropriate sixth character to be added to these codes 1—right foot 2—left foot 9—unspecified foot.

Cyclical vomiting

R11.15 Cyclical vomiting syndrome unrelated to migraine

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Q79.60- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, unspecified

Q79.61- Classical Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Q79.62- Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Q79.63- Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Q79.69- Other Ehlers-Danlos syndromes

Eye and vision examination

Z01.020- Encounter for examination of eyes and vision following failed vision screening without abnormal findings

Z01.021- Encounter for examination of eyes and vision following failed vision screening with abnormal findings

G6PD (prior code only included with anemia)

D75.A- Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency without anemia


T67.01X- Heatstroke and sunstroke

T67.02X- Exertional heatstroke 

T67.09X- Other heatstroke and sunstroke

The appropriate seventh character to be added to these codes A—initial encounter D—subsequent encounter with routine healing S—sequela.

Latent tuberculosis

Z11.7- Encounter for testing for latent tuberculosis infection

Z22.7- Latent tuberculosis

Z86.15- Personal history of latent tuberculosis infection

Note: Z11.1 (Encounter for screening for respiratory tuberculosis), is now accompanied with a note that specifies you should use the code for patients with the active form of the condition. Screening patients who appear well but are at risk, should now be accompanied by Z11.7.


T50.911- Poisoning by multiple unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances

The appropriate sixth character to be added 1—accidental (unintentional) 2—intentional selfharm 3—assault 4—undetermined 5—adverse effect 6—underdosing. 

The appropriate seventh character to be added A—initial encounter D—subsequent encounter S—sequela.

Prader-Willi syndrome

Q87.11- Prader-Willi syndrome

Q87.19- Other congenital malformation syndromes predominantly associated with short stature


R82.81- Pyuria 

R82.89- Other abnormal findings on cytological and histological examination of urine

Travel counseling

Z71.84- Encounter for health counseling related to travel