2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T15

Foreign body on external eye

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T15 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 T15 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T15 - other international versions of ICD-10 T15 may differ.
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 (T15) and the excluded code together.
  • foreign body in penetrating wound of orbit and eye ball (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S05.4

    Penetrating wound of orbit with or without foreign body

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound in orbit (H05.5-)
    S05.4-
    ,
    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)
    S05.5-
    )
  • open wound of eyelid and periocular area (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S01.1

    Open wound of eyelid and periocular area

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Open wound of eyelid and periocular area with or without involvement of lacrimal passages
    S01.1-
    )
  • retained foreign body in eyelid (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H02.8

    Other specified disorders of eyelid

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    H02.8-
    )
  • retained (old) foreign body in penetrating wound of orbit and eye ball (
    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-
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.6

    Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, magnetic

      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, nonmagnetic (H44.7-)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify magnetic foreign body (Z18.11)
    H44.6-
    ,
    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-
    )
  • superficial foreign body of eyelid and periocular area (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S00.25

    Superficial foreign body of eyelid and periocular area

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Splinter of eyelid and periocular area
    Type 2 Excludes
    • retained foreign body in eyelid (H02.81-)
    S00.25-
    )
The following code(s) above T15 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 T15:
  • S00-T88
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • T15-T19
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range T15-T19

    Effects of foreign body entering through natural orifice

    Type 2 Excludes
    • foreign body accidentally left in operation wound (T81.5-)
    • foreign body in penetrating wound - See open wound by body region
    • residual foreign body in soft tissue (M79.5)
    • splinter, without open wound - See superficial injury by body region
    Effects of foreign body entering through natural orifice
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T15
T14.8XXS …… sequela
T14.9 Unspecified injury
T14.90 Injury, unspecified
T14.90XA …… initial encounter
T14.90XD …… subsequent encounter
T14.90XS …… sequela
T14.91 Suicide attempt
T14.91XA …… initial encounter
T14.91XD …… subsequent encounter
T14.91XS …… sequela
T15 Foreign body on external eye
T15.0 Foreign body in cornea
T15.00 Foreign body in cornea, unspecified eye
T15.00XA …… initial encounter
T15.00XD …… subsequent encounter
T15.00XS …… sequela
T15.01 Foreign body in cornea, right eye
T15.01XA …… initial encounter
T15.01XD …… subsequent encounter
T15.01XS …… sequela
T15.02 Foreign body in cornea, left eye

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