ICD-10-CM Code H04.32
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code H04.32 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H04.32 that describes the diagnosis 'acute dacryocystitis' in more detail.
- H04.32 Acute dacryocystitis NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code H043 is used to code Dacryocystitis
Dacryocystitis is an infection of the lacrimal sac, secondary to obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct at the junction of lacrimal sac. The term derives from the Greek dákryon (tear), cysta (sac), and -itis (inflammation). It causes pain, redness, and swelling over the inner aspect of the lower eyelid and epiphora. When nasolacrimal duct obstruction is secondary to a congenital barrier it is referred to as dacrocystocele. It is most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae. The most common complication is corneal ulceration, frequently in association with S. pneumoniae. The mainstays of treatment are oral antibiotics, warm compresses, and relief of nasolacrimal duct obstruction by dacryocystorhinostomy.
|ICD 9 Code:||375.30|
Coding Notes for H04.32 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Acute dacryopericystitis
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H04.32 - Acute dacryocystitis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H04.32. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.