2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z18.1

Retained metal fragments

Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as Z18.1. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • retained radioactive metal fragments (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z18.01

    Retained depleted uranium fragments

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Z18.01-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z18.09

    Other retained radioactive fragments

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Other retained depleted isotope fragments
    • Retained nontherapeutic radioactive fragments
    Z18.09
    )
The following code(s) above Z18.1 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to Z18.1:
  • Z00-Z99
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range Z00-Z99

    Factors influencing health status and contact with health services

    Note
    • Z codes represent reasons for encounters. A corresponding procedure code must accompany a Z code if a procedure is performed. Categories Z00-Z99 are provided for occasions when circumstances other than a disease, injury or external cause classifiable to categories A00-Y89 are recorded as 'diagnoses' or 'problems'. This can arise in two main ways:
    • (a) When a person who may or may not be sick encounters the health services for some specific purpose, such as to receive limited care or service for a current condition, to donate an organ or tissue, to receive prophylactic vaccination (immunization), or to discuss a problem which is in itself not a disease or injury.
    • (b) When some circumstance or problem is present which influences the person's health status but is not in itself a current illness or injury.
    Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
  • Z18
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z18

    Retained foreign body fragments

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • embedded fragment (status)
    • embedded splinter (status)
    • retained foreign body status
    Type 1 Excludes
    • artificial joint prosthesis status (Z96.6-)
    • foreign body accidentally left during a procedure (T81.5-)
    • foreign body entering through orifice (T15-T19)
    • in situ cardiac device (Z95.-)
    • organ or tissue replaced by means other than transplant (Z96.-, Z97.-)
    • organ or tissue replaced by transplant (Z94.-)
    • personal history of retained foreign body fully removed Z87.821
    • superficial foreign body (non-embedded splinter) - code to superficial foreign body, by site
    Retained foreign body fragments
Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Z18.1
Z16.342 Resistance to multiple antimycobacterial drugs
Z16.35 Resistance to multiple antimicrobial drugs
Z16.39 Resistance to other specified antimicrobial drug
Z17 Estrogen receptor status
Z17.0 Estrogen receptor positive status [ER+]
Z17.1 Estrogen receptor negative status [ER-]
Z18 Retained foreign body fragments
Z18.0 Retained radioactive fragments
Z18.01 Retained depleted uranium fragments
Z18.09 Other retained radioactive fragments
Z18.1 Retained metal fragments
Z18.10 …… unspecified
Z18.11 Retained magnetic metal fragments
Z18.12 Retained nonmagnetic metal fragments
Z18.2 Retained plastic fragments
Z18.3 Retained organic fragments
Z18.31 Retained animal quills or spines
Z18.32 Retained tooth
Z18.33 Retained wood fragments
Z18.39 Other retained organic fragments
Z18.8 Other specified retained foreign body

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.