Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V71.9
Observation for unspecified suspected condition
  • Short description: OBSERV-SUSPECT COND NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM V71.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, V71.9 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 V71.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V71.9: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V71.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Z04.9 Encounter for examination and observation for unspecified reason
Approximate Synonyms
  • 8 month examination abnormal - for observation
  • Disease ruled out after exam
  • Observation and evaluation for suspected condition
  • Observation and evaluation for suspected condition done
  • On examination - no disease present
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V71.9:
  • Admission (encounter)
  • Evaluation
    • for suspected condition (see also Observation) V71.9
  • No
    • disease (found) V71.9
  • Observation (for) V71.9
    • without need for further medical care V71.9
    • deleterious agent ingestion V71.89
    • growth and development variations V21.8
    • injuries (accidental) V71.4
      • inflicted NEC V71.6
        • during alleged rape or seduction V71.5
    • malignant neoplasm, suspected V71.1
    • postpartum
      • immediately after delivery V24.0
      • routine follow-up V24.2
    • pregnancy
    • rape or seduction, alleged V71.5
    • suicide attempt, alleged V71.89
    • tuberculosis, suspected V71.2
  • Ruled out condition (see also Observation, suspected) V71.9
  • Suspected condition, ruled out (see also Observation, suspected) V71.9
    • specified condition NEC V71.89
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM V71.9 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.