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ICD-10-CM Code S05.5
Penetrating wound with foreign body of eyeball

Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code S05.5 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of S05.5 that describes the diagnosis 'penetrating wound with foreign body of eyeball' in more detail.

Coding Notes for S05.5 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Retained (old) intraocular foreign body (H44.6-, H44.7) - instead, use code H44.6-

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Intraocular foreign body in vitreous (disorder)
  • Penetration of eyeball with magnetic foreign body (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for an external cause code

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'S05.5 - Penetrating wound with foreign body of eyeball'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code S05.5. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: S05 - Injury of eye and orbit

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