ICD-10-CM Code H04.53
Neonatal obstruction of nasolacrimal duct
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 H04.53 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H04.53 that describes the diagnosis 'neonatal obstruction of nasolacrimal duct' in more detail.
- H04.53 Neonatal obstruction of nasolacrimal duct NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code H045 is used to code Nasolacrimal duct obstruction
nasolacrimal duct obstruction (nldo) is the obstruction of nasolacrimal duct and may be either congenital or acquired. obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct leads to the excess overflow of tears called epiphora.
|ICD 9 Code:||375.56|
Tear system consists of lacrimal gland (a), punctums (b,e), canalicules (c,f), lacrimal sac (g,d). Tear is then drained through nasolacrimal duct (not shown in the image) into nasal cavity
Coding Notes for H04.53 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Congenital stenosis and stricture of lacrimal duct - instead, use code Q10.5
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H04.53 - Neonatal obstruction of nasolacrimal duct'
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