Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code V66.7
Encounter for palliative care
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • 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).
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
Clinical Information
  • (hos-pis) a program that provides special care for people who are near the end of life and for their families, either at home, in freestanding facilities, or within hospitals
  • Activities that provide physical comfort and emotional calm for those who are dying by involving/including family, friends, spiritual concerns, rituals, pain control, and physical care
  • The active total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment. The goal of palliative care is achievement of the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Control of pain, of other symptoms, and of psychological, social, and spiritual problems is paramount. Palliative care affirms life and regards dying as a normal process, neither hastens nor postpones death, provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms, integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care, offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death, and offers a support system to help the family cope during the patient's illness and in their own bereavement. (world health organization)
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)
    • for
      • adequacy testing (for)
      • adjustment (of)
      • adoption referral or proceedings V68.89
      • aftercare (see also Aftercare) V58.9
      • antineoplastic
        • chemotherapy (oral) (intravenous) V58.11
        • immunotherapy V58.12
      • artificial insemination V26.1
      • assisted reproductive fertility procedure cycle V26.81
      • attention to artificial opening (of) V55.9
      • battery replacement
      • blood typing V72.86
      • boarding V65.0
      • breast
        • augmentation or reduction V50.1
        • implant exchange (different material) (different size) V52.4
        • reconstruction following mastectomy V51.0
        • removal
          • prophylactic V50.41
          • tissue expander without synchronous insertion of permanent implant V52.4
      • change of
      • checkup only V70.0
      • chemotherapy, (oral) (intravenous), antineoplastic V58.11
      • circumcision, ritual or routine (in absence of medical indication) V50.2
      • clinical research investigation (control) (normal comparison) (participant) V70.7
      • closure of artificial opening - see Attention to, artificial, opening
      • contraceptive
      • convalescence following V66.9
      • cosmetic surgery NEC V50.1
        • breast reconstruction following mastectomy V51.0
        • following healed injury or operation V51.8
      • counseling (see also Counseling) V65.40
      • desensitization to allergens V07.1
      • dialysis V56.0
        • catheter
          • fitting and adjustment
          • removal or replacement
        • extracorporeal (renal) V56.0
        • peritoneal V56.8
        • renal V56.0
      • dietary surveillance and counseling V65.3
      • drug monitoring, therapeutic V58.83
      • ear piercing V50.3
      • elective surgery
        • breast
          • augmentation or reduction V50.1
          • reconstruction following mastectomy V51.0
          • removal, prophylactic V50.41
        • circumcision, ritual or routine (in absence of medical indication) V50.2
        • cosmetic NEC V50.1
          • breast reconstruction following mastectomy V51.0
          • following healed injury or operation V51.8
        • ear piercing V50.3
        • face-lift V50.1
        • hair transplant V50.0
        • plastic
          • breast reconstruction following mastectomy V51.0
          • cosmetic NEC V50.1
          • following healed injury or operation V51.8
        • prophylactic organ removal V50.49
        • repair of scarred tissue (following healed injury or operation) V51.8
        • specified type NEC V50.8
      • end-of-life care V66.7
      • examination (see also Examination) V70.9
      • exercise therapy V57.1
      • face-lift, cosmetic reason V50.1
      • fertility preservation (prior to cancer therapy) (prior to surgical removal of gonads) V26.82
      • fitting (of)
      • follow-up examination (routine) (following) V67.9
      • hair transplant, for cosmetic reason V50.0
      • health advice, education, or instruction V65.4
      • hearing conservation and treatment V72.12
      • hormone replacement therapy (postmenopausal) V07.4
      • hospice care V66.7
      • immunizations (childhood) appropriate for age V20.2
      • immunotherapy, antineoplastic V58.12
      • insertion (of)
        • intrauterine contraceptive device V25.11
        • subdermal implantable contraceptive V25.5
      • insulin pump titration V53.91
      • insulin pump training V65.46
      • intrauterine device
      • investigation to determine further disposition V63.8
      • in vitro fertilization cycle V26.81
      • isolation V07.0
      • issue of
        • disability examination certificate V68.01
        • medical certificate NEC V68.09
        • repeat prescription NEC V68.1
          • contraceptive device NEC V25.49
      • kidney dialysis V56.0
      • lengthening of growth rod V54.02
      • mental health evaluation V70.2
        • requested by authority V70.1
      • natural family planning counseling and advice
      • nonmedical reason NEC V68.89
      • nursing care evaluation V63.8
      • observation (without need for further medical care) (see also Observation) V71.9
      • occupational therapy V57.21
      • organ transplant, donor - see Donor
      • ovary, ovarian removal, prophylactic V50.42
      • palliative care V66.7
      • Papanicolaou smear
        • cervix V76.2
          • for suspected malignant neoplasm V76.2
          • routine, as part of gynecological examination V72.31
          • to confirm findings of recent normal smear following initial abnormal smear V72.32
            • following hysterectomy for malignant condition V67.01
        • vaginal V76.47
      • passage of sounds or bougie in artificial opening - see Attention to, artificial, opening
      • paternity testing V70.4
      • peritoneal dialysis V56.32
      • physical therapy NEC V57.1
      • plastic surgery
        • breast reconstruction following mastectomy V51.0
        • cosmetic NEC V50.1
        • following healed injury or operation V51.8
      • postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy V07.4
      • postpartum observation
        • immediately after delivery V24.0
        • routine follow-up V24.2
      • poststerilization (for restoration) V26.0
      • procreative management V26.9
        • assisted reproductive fertility procedure cycle V26.81
        • in vitro fertilization cycle V26.81
        • specified type NEC V26.89
      • prophylactic
      • psychiatric examination (general) V70.2
        • requested by authority V70.1
      • radiation management V58.0
      • radiotherapy V58.0
      • reconstruction following mastectomy V51.0
      • reforming of artificial opening - see Attention to, artificial, opening
      • rehabilitation V57.9