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Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Quick Coding Guide

Coding for Contraceptive Impant and IUDs

Basic Contraceptive Implant Coding

The diagnostic coding will vary, but usually will be selected from the Z30.01- (encounter for initial prescription of contraceptives) and Z30.4- (encounter for surveillance of contraceptives) series in ICD-10-CM. These codes are:

  • Z30.017 Encounter for initial prescription of implantable subdermal contraceptive This code is reported for the initial prescription, counseling, advice, and insertion of the implant, even when the insertion is performed at a separate encounter
  • Z30.46 Encounter for surveillance of implantable subdermal contraceptive.
    This code is reported for checking, reinsertion, or removal of the implant

The contraceptive implant is a single-rod etonogestrelreleasing contraceptive device inserted under the skin of the upper arm. The insertion and/or removal of the implant are reported using one of the following CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes:

  • 11981 Insertion, non-biodegradable drug delivery implant
  • 11982 Removal, non-biodegradable drug delivery implant
  • 11983 Removal with reinsertion, non-biodegradable drug delivery implant

CPT procedure codes do not include the cost of the supply. Report the supply separately using a HCPCS (Healthcare Procedural Coding System) code:

  • J7307 Etonogestrel (contraceptive) implant system, including implant and supplies