ICD-10 Code S30.855A

Superficial foreign body of unspecified external genital organs, male, initial encounter

Version 2019 Billable Code Diagnoses For Males Only
ICD-10: S30.855A
Short Description:Superficial fb of unsp external genital organs, male, init
Long Description:Superficial foreign body of unspecified external genital organs, male, initial encounter

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 S30.855A is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of superficial foreign body of unspecified external genital organs, male, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals (S30-S39)
      • Superfic inj abdomen, low back, pelvis and external genitals (S30)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Diagnoses for males only - Diagnoses for males only.

Convert S30.855A to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 911.6 - Foreign body trunk (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Foreign body of skin of genitalia
  • Foreign body of skin of perineum
  • Wood splinter in genitalia
  • Wood splinter in trunk

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.

  • Bezoar (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye - foreign object in (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.