Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V68.81
Referral of patient without examination or treatment
  • Short description: Referral-no exam/treat.
  • ICD-9-CM V68.81 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM V68.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM V68.81.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM V68.81: 2012 2013 2014.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: V68.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Z04.9 Encounter for examination and observation for unspecified reason
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to V68.81:
  • Encounter for - see also Admission for
    • administrative purpose only V68.9
      • referral of patient without examination or treatment V68.81
      • specified purpose NEC V68.89
  • Referral
    • patient without examination or treatment V68.81
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