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ICD-10-CM Code H04.531
Neonatal obstruction of right nasolacrimal duct

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Newborn Only
Newborn Only
Code is only used for patients less than 1 year old.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

H04.531 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of neonatal obstruction of right nasolacrimal duct. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

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.

Specialty: Ophthalmology
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

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye with MCC.
  • DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye without MCC.


Obstruction of nasolacrimal duct, neonatal (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code H04.531 and a single ICD9 code, 375.55 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: H04.53 - Neonatal obstruction of nasolacrimal duct

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