2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.516D

Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following aspiration, puncture or other catheterization, subsequent encounter

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • T81.516D is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Adhes due to fb acc left in body following punctr/cath, subs
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM T81.516D became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T81.516D - other international versions of ICD-10 T81.516D may differ.
The following code(s) above T81.516D 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 T81.516D:
  • 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
  • T80-T88
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range T80-T88

    Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified

    Type 2 Excludes
    • any encounters with medical care for postprocedural conditions in which no complications are present, such as:
    • artificial opening status (Z93.-)
    • closure of external stoma (Z43.-)
    • fitting and adjustment of external prosthetic device (Z44.-)
    • burns and corrosions from local applications and irradiation (T20-T32)
    • complications of surgical procedures during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • mechanical complication of respirator [ventilator] (J95.850)
    • poisoning and toxic effects of drugs and chemicals (T36-T65 with fifth or sixth character 1-4 or 6)
    • postprocedural fever (R50.82)
    • specified complications classified elsewhere, such as:
    • cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture (G97.0)
    • colostomy malfunction (K94.0-)
    • disorders of fluid and electrolyte imbalance (E86-E87)
    • functional disturbances following cardiac surgery (I97.0-I97.1)
    • intraoperative and postprocedural complications of specified body systems (D78.-, E36.-, E89.-, G97.3-, G97.4, H59.3-, H59.-, H95.2-, H95.3, I97.4-, I97.5, J95.6-, J95.7, K91.6-, L76.-, M96.-, N99.-)
    • ostomy complications (J95.0-, K94.-, N99.5-)
    • postgastric surgery syndromes (K91.1)
    • postlaminectomy syndrome NEC (M96.1)
    • postmastectomy lymphedema syndrome (I97.2)
    • postsurgical blind-loop syndrome (K91.2)
    • ventilator associated pneumonia (J95.851)
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified
  • T81
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81

    Complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code for adverse effect, if applicable, to identify drug (T36-T50 with fifth or sixth character 5)
    Complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified
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.
  • T81.516D is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM T81.516D is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 949 Aftercare with cc/mcc
  • 950 Aftercare without cc/mcc

Convert T81.516D 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T81.516D
T81.514 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following endoscopic examination
T81.514A …… initial encounter
T81.514D …… subsequent encounter
T81.514S …… sequela
T81.515 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following heart catheterization
T81.515A …… initial encounter
T81.515D …… subsequent encounter
T81.515S …… sequela
T81.516 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following aspiration, puncture or other catheterization
T81.516A …… initial encounter
T81.516D …… subsequent encounter
T81.516S …… sequela
T81.517 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following removal of catheter or packing
T81.517A …… initial encounter
T81.517D …… subsequent encounter
T81.517S …… sequela
T81.518 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following other procedure
T81.518A …… initial encounter
T81.518D …… subsequent encounter
T81.518S …… sequela
T81.519 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following unspecified procedure

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