ICD-10-CM Code H04.4
Chronic inflammation of lacrimal passages
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 H04.4 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of H04.4 that describes the diagnosis 'chronic inflammation of lacrimal passages' in more detail.
- H04.4 Chronic inflammation of lacrimal passages NON-BILLABLE
- H04.41 Chronic NON-BILLABLE
- H04.42 Chronic lacrimal NON-BILLABLE
- H04.421 Chronic lacrimal canaliculitis of right lacrimal passage BILLABLE
- H04.422 Chronic lacrimal canaliculitis of left lacrimal passage BILLABLE
- H04.423 Chronic lacrimal canaliculitis of bilateral lacrimal passages BILLABLE
- H04.429 Chronic lacrimal canaliculitis of unspecified lacrimal passage BILLABLE
- H04.43 Chronic lacrimal NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code H044 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|