Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V66.7
Encounter for palliative care
  • Short description: ENCOUNTR PALLIATIVE CARE.
  • ICD-9-CM V66.7 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, V66.7 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM V66.7.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V66.7: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V66.7 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Z51.5 Encounter for palliative care
Approximate Synonyms
  • Comfort care only
  • Comfort care only status
  • Full care by hospice
  • Palliative care
  • Seen in hospice
  • Shared care - hospice and GP
  • Under care of palliative care physician
Applies To
  • End-of-life care
  • Hospice care
  • Terminal care
Code First
  • Code first underlying disease
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V66.7:
  • Admission (encounter)
  • Care (of)
    • end-of-life V66.7
    • hospice V66.7
    • palliative V66.7
    • terminal V66.7
  • Encounter for - see also Admission for
    • end-of-life care V66.7
    • hospice care V66.7
    • palliative care V66.7
    • terminal care V66.7
  • End-of-life care V66.7
  • Hospice care V66.7
  • Palliative care V66.7
  • Terminal care V66.7
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM V66.7 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2008 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.