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ICD-10-CM Code Z18.1
Retained metal fragments

NON-BILLABLE
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 Z18.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of Z18.1 that describes the diagnosis 'retained metal fragments' in more detail.


Coding Notes for Z18.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

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."
Retained radioactive metal fragments (Z18.01-Z18.09) - instead, use code Z18.01-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Z18.1 - Retained metal fragments'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Z18.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: Z18 - Retained foreign body fragments

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/Z181