Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 729.6
Residual foreign body in soft tissue
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Old FB in soft tissue.
  • ICD-9-CM 729.6 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.
  • ICD-9-CM 729.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Foreign body in subcutaneous tissue
  • Foreign body in subq tissue
  • Foreign body of soft tissue, residual
  • Residual foreign body of soft tissue
729.6 Excludes
  • foreign body granuloma:
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify foreign body (V90.01-V90.9)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 729.6 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M79.5 Residual foreign body in soft tissue
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 729.6:
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