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ICD-10-CM Code H10.21
Acute toxic conjunctivitis

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-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-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code H10.21 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H10.21 that describes the diagnosis 'acute toxic conjunctivitis' in more detail.


The ICD code H10 is used to code Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye is inflammation of the conjunctiva (the outermost layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids). It is commonly due to an infection (usually viral, but sometimes bacterial or parasitic), or an allergic reaction.

Specialty: Ophthalmology
MeSH Code: D003231
ICD 9 Code: 372.0

An eye with viral conjunctivitis

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for H10.21 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion 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 chemical conjunctivitis
codeFirst:
See Section T51-T65 to identify chemical and intent
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Burn and corrosion of eye and adnexa - instead, use code T26.-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H10.21 - Acute toxic conjunctivitis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H10.21. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: H10.2 - Other acute conjunctivitis

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