2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T18.120A

Food in esophagus causing compression of trachea, initial encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • T18.120A is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Food in esophagus causing compression of trachea, init
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM T18.120A became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T18.120A - other international versions of ICD-10 T18.120A may differ.
The following code(s) above T18.120A 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 T18.120A:
  • 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
  • T18
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T18

    Foreign body in alimentary tract

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • foreign body in pharynx (T17.2-)
    Foreign body in alimentary tract
  • T18.1
    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.-)
    Foreign body in esophagus
  • T18.12
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T18.12

    Food in esophagus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Bones in esophagus
    • Seeds in esophagus
    Food in esophagus
  • T18.120
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T18.120

    Food in esophagus causing compression of trachea

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Food in esophagus causing obstruction of respiration
    Food in esophagus causing compression of trachea
Approximate Synonyms
  • Tracheal compression due to food in esophagus
ICD-10-CM T18.120A is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 393 Other digestive system diagnoses with mcc
  • 394 Other digestive system diagnoses with cc
  • 395 Other digestive system diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert T18.120A 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T18.120A
T18.110 Gastric contents in esophagus causing compression of trachea
T18.110A …… initial encounter
T18.110D …… subsequent encounter
T18.110S …… sequela
T18.118 Gastric contents in esophagus causing other injury
T18.118A …… initial encounter
T18.118D …… subsequent encounter
T18.118S …… sequela
T18.12 Food in esophagus
T18.120 Food in esophagus causing compression of trachea
T18.120A …… initial encounter
T18.120D …… subsequent encounter
T18.120S …… sequela
T18.128 Food in esophagus causing other injury
T18.128A …… initial encounter
T18.128D …… subsequent encounter
T18.128S …… sequela
T18.19 Other foreign object in esophagus
T18.190 Other foreign object in esophagus causing compression of trachea
T18.190A …… initial encounter
T18.190D …… subsequent encounter

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