Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 938
Foreign body in digestive system, unspecified
  • Short description: Foreign body GI NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 938 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 938 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 938.
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 938 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T18.8XXA Foreign body in other parts of alimentary tract, initial encounter
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T18.9XXA Foreign body of alimentary tract, part unspecified, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bezoar
  • Foreign body in digestive tract
  • Swallowed foreign body
Applies To
  • Alimentary tract NOS
  • Swallowed foreign body
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 938:
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