2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z03.823

Encounter for observation for suspected inserted (injected) foreign body ruled out

    2021 - New Code Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Z03.823 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Enctr for obs for suspected inserted (injected) fb ruled out
  • ICD-10-CM Z03.823 is a new 2021 ICD-10-CM code that became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z03.823 - other international versions of ICD-10 Z03.823 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Encounter for observation for suspected inserted (injected) foreign body in eye ruled out
  • Encounter for observation for suspected inserted (injected) foreign body in orifice ruled out
  • Encounter for observation for suspected inserted (injected) foreign body in skin ruled out
The following code(s) above Z03.823 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 Z03.823:
  • 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
  • Z03.82
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z03.82

    Encounter for observation for suspected foreign body ruled out

      2021 - New Code Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • retained foreign body (Z18.-)
    • retained foreign body in eyelid (H02.81)
    • residual foreign body in soft tissue (M79.5)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • confirmed foreign body ingestion or aspiration including:
    • foreign body in alimentary tract (T18)
    • foreign body in ear (T16)
    • foreign body on external eye (T15)
    • foreign body in respiratory tract (T17)
    Encounter for observation for suspected foreign body ruled out
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.
  • Z03.823 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Z03.823 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 951 Other factors influencing health status
Code History
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): New code

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Z03.823:
  • Observation (following) (for) (without need for further medical care) Z04.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z04.9

    Encounter for examination and observation for unspecified reason

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Encounter for observation NOS

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Z03.823
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
Z04.42 Encounter for examination and observation following alleged child rape
Z04.6 Encounter for general psychiatric examination, requested by authority
Z04.7 Encounter for examination and observation following alleged physical abuse

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