2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T81.59

Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following procedure

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • T81.59 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Oth comp of fb acc left in body following procedure
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM T81.59 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of T81.59 - other international versions of ICD-10 T81.59 may differ.
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (T81.59) and the excluded code together.
  • obstruction or perforation due to prosthetic devices and implants intentionally left in body (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T82.0

    Mechanical complication of heart valve prosthesis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Mechanical complication of artificial heart valve
    Type 1 Excludes
    • mechanical complication of biological heart valve graft (T82.22-)
    T82.0-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T82.5

    Mechanical complication of other cardiac and vascular devices and implants

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • mechanical complication of epidural and subdural infusion catheter (T85.61)
    T82.5
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T83.0

    Mechanical complication of urinary catheter

      2016 2017 - Revised Code 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • complications of stoma of urinary tract (N99.5-)
    T83.0-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T83.4

    Mechanical complication of other prosthetic devices, implants and grafts of genital tract

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    T83.4
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T83.7

    Complications due to implanted mesh and other prosthetic materials

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    T83.7
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T84.0

    Mechanical complication of internal joint prosthesis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    T84.0-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T84.4

    Mechanical complication of other internal orthopedic devices, implants and grafts

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    T84.4
    ,
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T85.0

    Mechanical complication of ventricular intracranial (communicating) shunt

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    T85.0-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T85.6

    Mechanical complication of other specified internal and external prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    T85.6
    )
The following code(s) above T81.59 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 T81.59:
  • 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
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 T81.59
T81.537D …… subsequent encounter
T81.537S …… sequela
T81.538 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following other procedure
T81.538A …… initial encounter
T81.538D …… subsequent encounter
T81.538S …… sequela
T81.539 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following unspecified procedure
T81.539A …… initial encounter
T81.539D …… subsequent encounter
T81.539S …… sequela
T81.59 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following procedure
T81.590 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following surgical operation
T81.590A …… initial encounter
T81.590D …… subsequent encounter
T81.590S …… sequela
T81.591 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following infusion or transfusion
T81.591A …… initial encounter
T81.591D …… subsequent encounter
T81.591S …… sequela
T81.592 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following kidney dialysis
T81.592A …… initial encounter

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