Retained foreign body fragments Z18

  • Z18 should not be used for reimbursement purposes. Please select a more specific diagnosis below.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM Z18 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z18 - other international versions of ICD-10 Z18 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes:
  • artificial joint prosthesis status (Z96.6-)
  • foreign body accidentally left during a procedure (T81.5-)
  • foreign body entering through orifice (T15-T19)
  • in situ cardiac device (Z95.-)
  • organ or tissue replaced by means other than transplant (Z96.-, Z97.-)
  • organ or tissue replaced by transplant (Z94.-)
  • personal history of retained foreign body fully removed Z87.821
  • superficial foreign body (non-embedded splinter) - code to superficial foreign body, by site
Includes:
  • embedded fragment (status)
  • embedded splinter (status)
  • retained foreign body status

Codes: = Billable

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.