2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T16.9XXD

Foreign body in ear, unspecified ear, subsequent encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • T16.9XXD is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM T16.9XXD became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T16.9XXD - other international versions of ICD-10 T16.9XXD may differ.
The following code(s) above T16.9XXD 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 T16.9XXD:
  • S00-T88
    2019 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
    2019 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
  • T16
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T16

    Foreign body in ear

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • foreign body in auditory canal
    Foreign body in ear
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • T16.9XXD is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM T16.9XXD is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 949 Aftercare with cc/mcc
  • 950 Aftercare without cc/mcc

Convert T16.9XXD to ICD-9-CM

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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T16.9XXD
T16.1 Foreign body in right ear
T16.1XXA …… initial encounter
T16.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
T16.1XXS …… sequela
T16.2 Foreign body in left ear
T16.2XXA …… initial encounter
T16.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
T16.2XXS …… sequela
T16.9 Foreign body in ear, unspecified ear
T16.9XXA …… initial encounter
T16.9XXD …… subsequent encounter
T16.9XXS …… sequela
T17 Foreign body in respiratory tract
T17.0 Foreign body in nasal sinus
T17.0XXA …… initial encounter
T17.0XXD …… subsequent encounter
T17.0XXS …… sequela
T17.1 Foreign body in nostril
T17.1XXA …… initial encounter
T17.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
T17.1XXS …… sequela

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