Code also any follow-up examination (Z08-Z09)

  1. Z79 Long term (current) drug therapy

    Includes:

    • long term (current) drug use for prophylactic purposes

    Excludes2

    • drug abuse and dependence (F11-F19)
    • drug use complicating pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (O99.32-)
    • long term (current) use of oral antidiabetic drugs (Z79.84)
    • long term (current) use of oral hypoglycemic drugs (Z79.84)
    1. Z79.0 Long term (current) use of anticoagulants and antithrombotics/antiplatelets

      1. Z79.01 Long term (current) use of anticoagulants

      2. Z79.02 Long term (current) use of antithrombotics/antiplatelets

    2. Z79.1 Long term (current) use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID)

    3. Z79.2 Long term (current) use of antibiotics

    4. Z79.3 Long term (current) use of hormonal contraceptives

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Long term (current) use of birth control pill or patch
    5. Z79.4 Long term (current) use of insulin

    6. Z79.5 Long term (current) use of steroids

      1. Z79.51 Long term (current) use of inhaled steroids

      2. Z79.52 Long term (current) use of systemic steroids

    7. Z79.8 Other long term (current) drug therapy

      1. Z79.81 Long term (current) use of agents affecting estrogen receptors and estrogen levels

        • Z79.810 Long term (current) use of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs)

          Inclusion term(s):

          • Long term (current) use of raloxifene (Evista)
          • Long term (current) use of tamoxifen (Nolvadex)
          • Long term (current) use of toremifene (Fareston)
        • Z79.811 Long term (current) use of aromatase inhibitors

          Inclusion term(s):

          • Long term (current) use of anastrozole (Arimidex)
          • Long term (current) use of exemestane (Aromasin)
          • Long term (current) use of letrozole (Femara)
        • Z79.818 Long term (current) use of other agents affecting estrogen receptors and estrogen levels

          Inclusion term(s):

          • Long term (current) use of estrogen receptor downregulators
          • Long term (current) use of fulvestrant (Faslodex)
          • Long term (current) use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist
          • Long term (current) use of goserelin acetate (Zoladex)
          • Long term (current) use of leuprolide acetate (leuprorelin) (Lupron)
          • Long term (current) use of megestrol acetate (Megace)
      2. Z79.82 Long term (current) use of aspirin

      3. Z79.83 Long term (current) use of bisphosphonates

      4. Z79.84 Long term (current) use of oral hypoglycemic drugs

        Inclusion term(s):

        • Long term (current) use of oral antidiabetic drugs
      5. Z79.89 Other long term (current) drug therapy

        • Z79.890 Hormone replacement therapy
        • Z79.891 Long term (current) use of opiate analgesic

          Inclusion term(s):

          • Long term (current) use of methadone for pain management
        • Z79.899 Other long term (current) drug therapy
Abbreviations used here:

NEC Not elsewhere classifiable
This abbreviation in the Tabular List represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Tabular List includes an NEC entry under a code to identify the code as the “other specified” code.

NOS Not otherwise specified
This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.