2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T17.2

Foreign body in pharynx

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T17.2 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 T17.2 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T17.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 T17.2 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Foreign body in nasopharynx
  • Foreign body in throat NOS
The following code(s) above T17.2 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 T17.2:
  • 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
Code annotations containing back-references to T17.2:
  • Type 2 Excludes: T18
    , R09.89
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T18

    Foreign body in alimentary tract

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • foreign body in pharynx (T17.2-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R09.89

    Other specified symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Bruit (arterial)
    • Abnormal chest percussion
    • Feeling of foreign body in throat
    • Friction sounds in chest
    • Chest tympany
    • Choking sensation
    • Rales
    • Weak pulse
    Type 2 Excludes
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T17.2
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
T17.200 Unspecified foreign body in pharynx causing asphyxiation
T17.200A …… initial encounter
T17.200D …… subsequent encounter
T17.200S …… sequela
T17.208 Unspecified foreign body in pharynx causing other injury
T17.208A …… initial encounter
T17.208D …… subsequent encounter
T17.208S …… sequela
T17.21 Gastric contents in pharynx

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