2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z03.82

Encounter for observation for suspected foreign body ruled out

    2021 - New Code Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Z03.82 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Enctr for observation for suspected foreign body ruled out
  • ICD-10-CM Z03.82 is a new 2021 ICD-10-CM code that became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z03.82 - other international versions of ICD-10 Z03.82 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as Z03.82. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • retained foreign body (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z18
    • Z18 Retained foreign body fragments
      • Z18.0 Retained radioactive fragments
        • Z18.01 Retained depleted uranium fragments
        • Z18.09 Other retained radioactive fragments
      • Z18.1 Retained metal fragments
        • Z18.10 …… unspecified
        • Z18.11 Retained magnetic metal fragments
        • Z18.12 Retained nonmagnetic metal fragments
      • Z18.2 Retained plastic fragments
      • Z18.3 Retained organic fragments
        • Z18.31 Retained animal quills or spines
        • Z18.32 Retained tooth
        • Z18.33 Retained wood fragments
        • Z18.39 Other retained organic fragments
      • Z18.8 Other specified retained foreign body
        • Z18.81 Retained glass fragments
        • Z18.83 Retained stone or crystalline fragments
        • Z18.89 Other specified retained foreign body fragmen...
      • Z18.9 Retained foreign body fragments, unspecified ...
    Z18.-
    )
  • retained foreign body in eyelid (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H02.81

    Retained foreign body in eyelid

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • laceration of eyelid with foreign body (S01.12-)
    • retained intraocular foreign body (H44.6-, H44.7-)
    • superficial foreign body of eyelid and periocular area (S00.25-)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify the type of retained foreign body (Z18.-)
    H02.81
    )
  • residual foreign body in soft tissue (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M79.5

    Residual foreign body in soft tissue

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • foreign body granuloma of skin and subcutaneous tissue (L92.3)
    • foreign body granuloma of soft tissue (M60.2-)
    M79.5
    )
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 (Z03.82) and the excluded code together.
  • confirmed foreign body ingestion or aspiration including:
  • foreign body in alimentary tract (
    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-)
    T18
    )
  • foreign body in ear (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T16

    Foreign body in ear

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • foreign body in auditory canal
    T16
    )
  • foreign body on external eye (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T15

    Foreign body on external eye

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • foreign body in penetrating wound of orbit and eye ball (S05.4-, S05.5-)
    • open wound of eyelid and periocular area (S01.1-)
    • retained foreign body in eyelid (H02.8-)
    • retained (old) foreign body in penetrating wound of orbit and eye ball (H05.5-, H44.6-, H44.7-)
    • superficial foreign body of eyelid and periocular area (S00.25-)
    T15
    )
  • foreign body in respiratory tract (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T17

    Foreign body in respiratory tract

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    T17
    )
The following code(s) above Z03.82 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 Z03.82:
  • Z00-Z99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range Z00-Z99

    Factors influencing health status and contact with health services

    Note
    • Z codes represent reasons for encounters. A corresponding procedure code must accompany a Z code if a procedure is performed. Categories Z00-Z99 are provided for occasions when circumstances other than a disease, injury or external cause classifiable to categories A00-Y89 are recorded as 'diagnoses' or 'problems'. This can arise in two main ways:
    • (a) When a person who may or may not be sick encounters the health services for some specific purpose, such as to receive limited care or service for a current condition, to donate an organ or tissue, to receive prophylactic vaccination (immunization), or to discuss a problem which is in itself not a disease or injury.
    • (b) When some circumstance or problem is present which influences the person's health status but is not in itself a current illness or injury.
    Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
  • Z00-Z13
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range Z00-Z13

    Persons encountering health services for examinations

    Note
    • Nonspecific abnormal findings disclosed at the time of these examinations are classified to categories R70-R94.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • examinations related to pregnancy and reproduction (Z30-Z36, Z39.-)
    Persons encountering health services for examinations
  • Z03
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z03

    Encounter for medical observation for suspected diseases and conditions ruled out

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • This category is to be used when a person without a diagnosis is suspected of having an abnormal condition, without signs or symptoms, which requires study, but after examination and observation, is ruled out. This category is also for use for administrative and legal observation status.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • contact with and (suspected) exposures hazardous to health (Z77.-)
    • encounter for observation and evaluation of newborn for suspected diseases and conditions ruled out (Z05.-)
    • person with feared complaint in whom no diagnosis is made (Z71.1)
    • signs or symptoms under study- code to signs or symptoms
    Encounter for medical observation for suspected diseases and conditions ruled out
Code History
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): New code
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Z03.82
Z03.71 Encounter for suspected problem with amniotic cavity and membrane ruled out
Z03.72 Encounter for suspected placental problem ruled out
Z03.73 Encounter for suspected fetal anomaly ruled out
Z03.74 Encounter for suspected problem with fetal growth ruled out
Z03.75 Encounter for suspected cervical shortening ruled out
Z03.79 Encounter for other suspected maternal and fetal conditions ruled out
Z03.8 Encounter for observation for other suspected diseases and conditions ruled out
Z03.81 Encounter for observation for suspected exposure to biological agents ruled out
Z03.810 Encounter for observation for suspected exposure to anthrax ruled out
Z03.818 Encounter for observation for suspected exposure to other biological agents ruled out
Z03.82 Encounter for observation for suspected foreign body ruled out
Z03.821 Encounter for observation for suspected ingested foreign body ruled out
Z03.822 Encounter for observation for suspected aspirated (inhaled) foreign body ruled out
Z03.823 Encounter for observation for suspected inserted (injected) foreign body ruled out
Z03.89 Encounter for observation for other suspected diseases and conditions ruled out
Z04 Encounter for examination and observation for other reasons
Z04.1 Encounter for examination and observation following transport accident
Z04.2 Encounter for examination and observation following work accident
Z04.3 Encounter for examination and observation following other accident
Z04.4 Encounter for examination and observation following alleged rape
Z04.41 Encounter for examination and observation following alleged adult rape

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