ICD-10-CM Code E50.6
Vitamin A deficiency with xerophthalmic scars of cornea
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
E50.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of vitamin A deficiency with xerophthalmic scars of cornea. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code E506 is used to code Xerophthalmia
Xerophthalmia (i/ˌzɪərˌɒfˈθælmiːə/; Greek for dry eyes, from Ξηροφθαλμία = ξηρός, dry + οφθαλμός, eye) is a medical condition in which the eye fails to produce tears. It may be caused by vitamin A deficiency, which is sometimes used to describe that condition, although there may be other causes.
|MeSH Codes:||D014985, D014985|
|ICD 9 Codes:||264.6, 264.7|
- DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye with MCC.
- DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye without MCC.
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'E50.6 - Vitamin A deficiency with xerophthalmic scars of cornea'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 264.6 was previously used, E50.6 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.