ICD-10-CM Code Z18.1
Retained metal fragments
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 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.
- Z18.1 Retained metal fragments NON-BILLABLE
Coding Notes for Z18.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-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.