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ICD-10-CM Code T18
Foreign body in alimentary tract

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 T18 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the eight child codes of T18 that describes the diagnosis 'foreign body in alimentary tract' in more detail.

The ICD code T18 is used to code Foreign body

A foreign body or sometimes known as FB (Latin: corpus alienum) is any object originating outside the body. In machinery, it can mean any unwanted intruding object.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
MeSH Codes: D005547, D005547, D005547, D005547, D005547, D005547, D005547, D005547, D005547, D005547, D005547
ICD 9 Codes: 930, 931, 933, 932, 934, 935, 936, 937, 938, 939, 919.6

Endoscopy image of gastric foreign body (toothbrush)

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for T18 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."
Foreign body in pharynx - instead, use code T17.2-
7th Character Extension Notes:

What is 7th Character Extension?

For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from category See Code T18

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'T18 - Foreign body in alimentary tract'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T18. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

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