ICD-10-CM Code T18
Foreign body in alimentary tract
Non-Billable CodeNon-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 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.
- T18 Foreign body in alimentary tract NON-BILLABLE
- T18.0 Foreign body in NON-BILLABLE
- T18.1 Foreign body in NON-BILLABLE
- T18.2 Foreign body in NON-BILLABLE
- T18.3 Foreign body in NON-BILLABLE
- T18.4 Foreign body in NON-BILLABLE
- T18.5 Foreign body in NON-BILLABLE
- T18.8 Foreign body in alimentary tract NON-BILLABLE
- T18.9 Foreign body alimentary NON-BILLABLE
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.
|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)
Coding Notes for T18 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-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.
ICD-10-CM External Cause Index References for 'T18 - Foreign body in alimentary tract'
The ICD-10-CM External Cause Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code T18. Click on any term below to browse the external cause index.