ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z18.11

Retained magnetic metal fragments

Diagnosis Code Z18.11

ICD-10: Z18.11
Short Description: Retained magnetic metal fragments
Long Description: Retained magnetic metal fragments
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z18.11

Valid for Submission
The code Z18.11 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Retained foreign body fragments (Z18)
      • Retained foreign body fragments (Z18)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable principal diagnosis
There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
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.
  • V90.11 - Retain magnet metal frag

Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code Z18.11 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Foreign body in anterior chamber
  • Foreign body in ciliary body
  • Foreign body in lens
  • Foreign body in posterior wall eye
  • Magnetic foreign body in ciliary body
  • Magnetic foreign body penetrating eyeball
  • Multiple old intraocular magnetic foreign bodies
  • Old intraocular magnetic foreign body
  • Old intraocular magnetic foreign body in anterior chamber
  • Old intraocular magnetic foreign body in iris or ciliary body
  • Old intraocular magnetic foreign body in lens of eye
  • Old intraocular magnetic foreign body in posterior wall eye
  • Old intraocular magnetic foreign body in vitreous
  • Retained magnetic foreign body in multiple sites

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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