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ICD-10-CM Code Z18
Retained foreign body fragments

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 Z18 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the six child codes of Z18 that describes the diagnosis 'retained foreign body fragments' in more detail.

Coding Notes for Z18 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Includes Notes:
Includes notes further define, or give examples of, conditions included in the section.
Embedded fragment (status)
Embedded splinter (status)
Retained foreign body status
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Artificial joint prosthesis status - instead, use code Z96.6-
Foreign body accidentally left during a procedure - instead, use code T81.5-
Foreign body entering through orifice - instead, use Section T15-T19
In situ cardiac device - instead, use code Z95.-
Organ or tissue replaced by means other than transplant (Z96.-, Z97.-) - instead, use code Z96.-
Organ or tissue replaced by transplant - instead, use code Z94.-
Personal history of retained foreign body fully removed Z87.821 - instead, use code Z87.821
Superficial foreign body (non-embedded splinter) - code to superficial foreign body, by site

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Z18 - Retained foreign body fragments'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Z18. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

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