Valid for Submission
T18.4XXD is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of foreign body in colon, subsequent encounter. The code T18.4XXD 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 T18.4XXD 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. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
T18.4XXD is a subsequent encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used after the patient has completed active treatment for a condition like foreign body in colon. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines a "subsequent encounter" occurs when the patient is receiving routine care for the condition during the healing or recovery phase of treatment. Subsequent diagnosis codes are appropriate during the recovery phase, no matter how many times the patient has seen the provider for this condition. If the provider needs to adjust the patient's care plan due to a setback or other complication, the encounter becomes active again.
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
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert T18.4XXD to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code T18.4XXD its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
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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