2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.6

Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, magnetic

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H44.6 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM H44.6 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H44.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 H44.6 may differ.
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Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation. In most cases the manifestation codes will have in the code title, "in diseases classified elsewhere." Codes with this title are a component of the etiology/manifestation convention. The code title indicates that it is a manifestation code. "In diseases classified elsewhere" codes are never permitted to be used as first listed or principle diagnosis codes. They must be used in conjunction with an underlying condition code and they must be listed following the underlying condition.
  • code to identify magnetic foreign body (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z18.11

    Retained magnetic metal fragments

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Z18.11
    )
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 H44.6. 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.
  • current intraocular foreign body (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S05
    • S05 Injury of eye and orbit
      • S05.0 Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion wi...
        • S05.00 Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion wi...
          • S05.00XA Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion wi...
          • S05.00XD Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion wi...
          • S05.00XS Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion wi...
        • S05.01 Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion wi...
          • S05.01XA Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion wi...
          • S05.01XD Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion wi...
          • S05.01XS Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion wi...
        • S05.02 Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion wi...
          • S05.02XA Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion wi...
          • S05.02XD Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion wi...
          • S05.02XS Injury of conjunctiva and corneal abrasion wi...
      • S05.1 Contusion of eyeball and orbital tissues
        • S05.10 Contusion of eyeball and orbital tissues, uns...
          • S05.10XA Contusion of eyeball and orbital tissues, uns...
          • S05.10XD Contusion of eyeball and orbital tissues, uns...
          • S05.10XS Contusion of eyeball and orbital tissues, uns...
        • S05.11 Contusion of eyeball and orbital tissues, rig...
          • S05.11XA Contusion of eyeball and orbital tissues, rig...
          • S05.11XD Contusion of eyeball and orbital tissues, rig...
          • S05.11XS Contusion of eyeball and orbital tissues, rig...
        • S05.12 Contusion of eyeball and orbital tissues, lef...
          • S05.12XA Contusion of eyeball and orbital tissues, lef...
          • S05.12XD Contusion of eyeball and orbital tissues, lef...
          • S05.12XS Contusion of eyeball and orbital tissues, lef...
      • S05.2 Ocular laceration and rupture with prolapse o...
        • S05.20 Ocular laceration and rupture with prolapse o...
          • S05.20XA Ocular laceration and rupture with prolapse o...
          • S05.20XD Ocular laceration and rupture with prolapse o...
          • S05.20XS Ocular laceration and rupture with prolapse o...
        • S05.21 Ocular laceration and rupture with prolapse o...
          • S05.21XA Ocular laceration and rupture with prolapse o...
          • S05.21XD Ocular laceration and rupture with prolapse o...
          • S05.21XS Ocular laceration and rupture with prolapse o...
        • S05.22 Ocular laceration and rupture with prolapse o...
          • S05.22XA Ocular laceration and rupture with prolapse o...
          • S05.22XD Ocular laceration and rupture with prolapse o...
          • S05.22XS Ocular laceration and rupture with prolapse o...
      • S05.3 Ocular laceration without prolapse or loss of...
        • S05.30 Ocular laceration without prolapse or loss of...
          • S05.30XA Ocular laceration without prolapse or loss of...
          • S05.30XD Ocular laceration without prolapse or loss of...
          • S05.30XS Ocular laceration without prolapse or loss of...
        • S05.31 Ocular laceration without prolapse or loss of...
          • S05.31XA Ocular laceration without prolapse or loss of...
          • S05.31XD Ocular laceration without prolapse or loss of...
          • S05.31XS Ocular laceration without prolapse or loss of...
        • S05.32 Ocular laceration without prolapse or loss of...
          • S05.32XA Ocular laceration without prolapse or loss of...
          • S05.32XD Ocular laceration without prolapse or loss of...
          • S05.32XS Ocular laceration without prolapse or loss of...
      • S05.4 Penetrating wound of orbit with or without fo...
        • S05.40 Penetrating wound of orbit with or without fo...
          • S05.40XA Penetrating wound of orbit with or without fo...
          • S05.40XD Penetrating wound of orbit with or without fo...
          • S05.40XS Penetrating wound of orbit with or without fo...
        • S05.41 Penetrating wound of orbit with or without fo...
          • S05.41XA Penetrating wound of orbit with or without fo...
          • S05.41XD Penetrating wound of orbit with or without fo...
          • S05.41XS Penetrating wound of orbit with or without fo...
        • S05.42 Penetrating wound of orbit with or without fo...
          • S05.42XA Penetrating wound of orbit with or without fo...
          • S05.42XD Penetrating wound of orbit with or without fo...
          • S05.42XS Penetrating wound of orbit with or without fo...
      • S05.5 Penetrating wound with foreign body of eyebal...
        • S05.50 Penetrating wound with foreign body of unspec...
          • S05.50XA Penetrating wound with foreign body of unspec...
          • S05.50XD Penetrating wound with foreign body of unspec...
          • S05.50XS Penetrating wound with foreign body of unspec...
        • S05.51 Penetrating wound with foreign body of right ...
          • S05.51XA Penetrating wound with foreign body of right ...
          • S05.51XD Penetrating wound with foreign body of right ...
          • S05.51XS Penetrating wound with foreign body of right ...
        • S05.52 Penetrating wound with foreign body of left e...
          • S05.52XA Penetrating wound with foreign body of left e...
          • S05.52XD Penetrating wound with foreign body of left e...
          • S05.52XS Penetrating wound with foreign body of left e...
      • S05.6 Penetrating wound without foreign body of eye...
        • S05.60 Penetrating wound without foreign body of uns...
          • S05.60XA Penetrating wound without foreign body of uns...
          • S05.60XD Penetrating wound without foreign body of uns...
          • S05.60XS Penetrating wound without foreign body of uns...
        • S05.61 Penetrating wound without foreign body of rig...
          • S05.61XA Penetrating wound without foreign body of rig...
          • S05.61XD Penetrating wound without foreign body of rig...
          • S05.61XS Penetrating wound without foreign body of rig...
        • S05.62 Penetrating wound without foreign body of lef...
          • S05.62XA Penetrating wound without foreign body of lef...
          • S05.62XD Penetrating wound without foreign body of lef...
          • S05.62XS Penetrating wound without foreign body of lef...
      • S05.7 Avulsion of eye
      • S05.8 Other injuries of eye and orbit
        • S05.8X Other injuries of eye and orbit
          • S05.8X1 Other injuries of right eye and orbit
            • S05.8X1A Other injuries of right eye and orbit, initia...
            • S05.8X1D Other injuries of right eye and orbit, subseq...
            • S05.8X1S Other injuries of right eye and orbit, sequel...
          • S05.8X2 Other injuries of left eye and orbit
            • S05.8X2A Other injuries of left eye and orbit, initial...
            • S05.8X2D Other injuries of left eye and orbit, subsequ...
            • S05.8X2S Other injuries of left eye and orbit, sequela...
          • S05.8X9 Other injuries of unspecified eye and orbit
            • S05.8X9A Other injuries of unspecified eye and orbit, ...
            • S05.8X9D Other injuries of unspecified eye and orbit, ...
            • S05.8X9S Other injuries of unspecified eye and orbit, ...
      • S05.9 Unspecified injury of eye and orbit
        • S05.90 Unspecified injury of unspecified eye and orb...
          • S05.90XA Unspecified injury of unspecified eye and orb...
          • S05.90XD Unspecified injury of unspecified eye and orb...
          • S05.90XS Unspecified injury of unspecified eye and orb...
        • S05.91 Unspecified injury of right eye and orbit
          • S05.91XA Unspecified injury of right eye and orbit, in...
          • S05.91XD Unspecified injury of right eye and orbit, su...
          • S05.91XS Unspecified injury of right eye and orbit, se...
        • S05.92 Unspecified injury of left eye and orbit
          • S05.92XA Unspecified injury of left eye and orbit, ini...
          • S05.92XD Unspecified injury of left eye and orbit, sub...
          • S05.92XS Unspecified injury of left eye and orbit, seq...
    S05.-
    )
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (H44.6) and the excluded code together.
  • retained foreign body in eyelid (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H02.81

    Retained foreign body in eyelid

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • laceration of eyelid with foreign body (S01.12-)
    • retained intraocular foreign body (H44.6-, H44.7-)
    • superficial foreign body of eyelid and periocular area (S00.25-)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify the type of retained foreign body (Z18.-)
    H02.81-
    )
  • retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound of orbit (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H05.5

    Retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound of orbit

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Retrobulbar foreign body
    Type 1 Excludes
    • current penetrating wound of orbit (S05.4-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify the type of retained foreign body (Z18.-)
    H05.5-
    )
  • retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.7

    Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • current intraocular foreign body (S05.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • retained foreign body in eyelid (H02.81-)
    • retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound of orbit (H05.5-)
    • retained (old) intraocular foreign body, magnetic (H44.6-)
    Use Additional
    H44.7-
    )
The following code(s) above H44.6 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 H44.6:
  • H00-H59
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range H00-H59

    Diseases of the eye and adnexa

    Note
    • Use an external cause code following the code for the eye condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the eye condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • diabetes mellitus related eye conditions (E09.3-, E10.3-, E11.3-, E13.3-)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury (trauma) of eye and orbit (S05.-)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    • syphilis related eye disorders (A50.01, A50.3-, A51.43, A52.71)
    Diseases of the eye and adnexa
  • H44
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44

    Disorders of globe

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • disorders affecting multiple structures of eye
    Disorders of globe
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to H44.6:
  • Type 1 Excludes: H02.81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H02.81

    Retained foreign body in eyelid

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • laceration of eyelid with foreign body (S01.12-)
    • retained intraocular foreign body (H44.6-, H44.7-)
    • superficial foreign body of eyelid and periocular area (S00.25-)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify the type of retained foreign body (Z18.-)
  • Type 2 Excludes: T15
    , S05.5
    , H05.5
    , H44.7
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T15

    Foreign body on external eye

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • foreign body in penetrating wound of orbit and eye ball (S05.4-, S05.5-)
    • open wound of eyelid and periocular area (S01.1-)
    • retained foreign body in eyelid (H02.8-)
    • retained (old) foreign body in penetrating wound of orbit and eye ball (H05.5-, H44.6-, H44.7-)
    • superficial foreign body of eyelid and periocular area (S00.25-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S05.5

    Penetrating wound with foreign body of eyeball

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • retained (old) intraocular foreign body (H44.6-, H44.7)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H05.5

    Retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound of orbit

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Retrobulbar foreign body
    Type 1 Excludes
    • current penetrating wound of orbit (S05.4-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify the type of retained foreign body (Z18.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.7

    Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • current intraocular foreign body (S05.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • retained foreign body in eyelid (H02.81-)
    • retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound of orbit (H05.5-)
    • retained (old) intraocular foreign body, magnetic (H44.6-)
    Use Additional
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H44.6
H44.52 Atrophy of globe
H44.521 …… right eye
H44.522 …… left eye
H44.523 …… bilateral
H44.529 …… unspecified eye
H44.53 Leucocoria
H44.531 …… right eye
H44.532 …… left eye
H44.533 …… bilateral
H44.539 …… unspecified eye
H44.6 Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, magnetic
H44.60 Unspecified retained (old) intraocular foreign body, magnetic
H44.601 …… right eye
H44.602 …… left eye
H44.603 …… bilateral
H44.609 …… unspecified eye
H44.61 Retained (old) magnetic foreign body in anterior chamber
H44.611 …… right eye
H44.612 …… left eye
H44.613 …… bilateral
H44.619 …… unspecified eye

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