Valid for Submission
T18.4XXA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of foreign body in colon, initial encounter. The code T18.4XXA is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code T18.4XXA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like foreign body in appendix, foreign body in ascending colon, foreign body in cecum, foreign body in colon, foreign body in descending colon , foreign body in intestine and colon, etc.
T18.4XXA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like foreign body in colon. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Foreign body in appendix
- Foreign body in ascending colon
- Foreign body in cecum
- Foreign body in colon
- Foreign body in descending colon
- Foreign body in intestine and colon
- Foreign body in sigmoid colon
- Foreign body in transverse colon
- Foreign body of large intestine
- Impaction of intestine
- Impaction of large intestine
- Impaction of large intestine caused by foreign body
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Information for Patients
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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