ICD 9 CM Codes

998.4 Foreign body accidentally left during a procedure
POA Exempt
Billable CodeICD-9-CM  998.4    is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
ICD-9-CM '998.4' will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
GEMS
998.4 direcly converts to ICD-10-CM
ICD-10-CM T81.519A Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following unspecified procedure, initial encounter
GEMS
998.4 direcly converts to ICD-10-CM
ICD-10-CM T81.509A Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following unspecified procedure, initial encounter
GEMS
998.4 direcly converts to ICD-10-CM
ICD-10-CM T81.529A Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following unspecified procedure, initial encounter
GEMS
998.4 direcly converts to ICD-10-CM
ICD-10-CM T81.539A Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following unspecified procedure, initial encounter
icd9cmvol2 index entry
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to '.998.4.'
accidentally left during a procedure
body or object accidentally left during a procedure (instrument) (sponge) (swab)
body or object (instrument) (sponge) (swab)
due to foreign body accidentally left in operation wound
foreign body
foreign body inadvertently left in wound (sponge) (suture) (swab)
foreign body left accidentally in operation wound
inadvertently left in operation wound
inadvertently left in operation wound (causing adhesions, obstruction, or perforation)
in operative wound
in operative wound (inadvertently left)
left accidentally in operation wound
operation wound, left accidentally
Swab inadvertently left in operation wound
Applies To
Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in operative wound or body cavity during a procedure
Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in operative wound or body cavity during a procedure
Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in operative wound or body cavity during a procedure
obstruction or perforation caused by implanted device intentionally left in body (996.0-996.5)
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 998.4 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.