ICD-10-CM Code M79.5

Residual foreign body in soft tissue

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M79.5 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of residual foreign body in soft tissue. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M79.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like foreign body in middle ear, foreign body in middle ear, foreign body in skin wound, foreign body in subcutaneous tissue, foreign body left in tissue - multiple, foreign body left in wound, etc

ICD-10:M79.5
Short Description:Residual foreign body in soft tissue
Long Description:Residual foreign body in soft tissue

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code M79.5:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • foreign body granuloma of skin and subcutaneous tissue L92.3
  • foreign body granuloma of soft tissue M60.2

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code M79.5 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Foreign body in middle ear
  • Foreign body in middle ear
  • Foreign body in skin wound
  • Foreign body in subcutaneous tissue
  • Foreign body left in tissue - multiple
  • Foreign body left in wound
  • Foreign body left in wound
  • Metal foreign body in trunk
  • Old foreign body in middle ear
  • Open injury with foreign body in wound
  • Residual foreign body in soft tissue
  • Retained foreign body of middle ear
  • Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction due to foreign body

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M79.5 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 564 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 565 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 566 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert M79.5 to ICD-9

  • 729.6 - Old FB in soft tissue

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Oth and unsp soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified (M79)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Foreign Bodies

If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.

Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.


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