2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T17

Foreign body in respiratory tract

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T17 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM T17 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T17 - other international versions of ICD-10 T17 may differ.
The following code(s) above T17 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 T17:
  • S00-T88
    2021 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
    2021 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to T17:
  • Code Also: J69.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J69.0

    Pneumonitis due to inhalation of food and vomit

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    Applicable To
    • Aspiration pneumonia NOS
    • Aspiration pneumonia (due to) food (regurgitated)
    • Aspiration pneumonia (due to) gastric secretions
    • Aspiration pneumonia (due to) milk
    • Aspiration pneumonia (due to) vomit
    Code Also
    • any associated foreign body in respiratory tract (T17.-)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • chemical pneumonitis due to anesthesia (J95.4)
    • obstetric aspiration pneumonitis (O74.0)
  • Type 1 Excludes: T71
    , R09.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T71

    Asphyxiation

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Mechanical suffocation
    • Traumatic suffocation
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute respiratory distress (syndrome) (J80)
    • anoxia due to high altitude (T70.2)
    • asphyxia NOS (R09.01)
    • asphyxia from carbon monoxide (T58.-)
    • asphyxia from inhalation of food or foreign body (T17.-)
    • asphyxia from other gases, fumes and vapors (T59.-)
    • respiratory distress (syndrome) in newborn (P22.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R09.0

    Asphyxia and hypoxemia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • asphyxia due to carbon monoxide (T58.-)
    • asphyxia due to foreign body in respiratory tract (T17.-)
    • birth (intrauterine) asphyxia (P84)
    • hyperventilation (R06.4)
    • traumatic asphyxia (T71.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
  • Type 2 Excludes: T18.1
    , Z03.82
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T18.1

    Foreign body in esophagus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • foreign body in respiratory tract (T17.-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z03.82

    Encounter for observation for suspected foreign body ruled out

      2021 - New Code Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • retained foreign body (Z18.-)
    • retained foreign body in eyelid (H02.81)
    • residual foreign body in soft tissue (M79.5)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • confirmed foreign body ingestion or aspiration including:
    • foreign body in alimentary tract (T18)
    • foreign body in ear (T16)
    • foreign body on external eye (T15)
    • foreign body in respiratory tract (T17)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T17
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
T17.2 Foreign body in pharynx
T17.20 Unspecified foreign body in pharynx

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