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ICD-10-CM Code H16.0
Corneal ulcer

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 H16.0 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the eight child codes of H16.0 that describes the diagnosis 'corneal ulcer' in more detail.


The ICD code H160 is used to code Corneal ulcer

Corneal ulcer, or ulcerative keratitis, is an inflammatory or more seriously, infective condition of the cornea involving disruption of its epithelial layer with involvement of the corneal stroma. It is a common condition in humans particularly in the tropics and the agrarian societies. In developing countries, children afflicted by Vitamin A deficiency are at high risk for corneal ulcer and may become blind in both eyes, which may persist lifelong. In ophthalmology, a corneal ulcer usually refers to having an infectious etiology while the term corneal abrasion refers more to physical abrasions.

Specialty: Ophthalmology
MeSH Codes: ,
ICD 9 Codes: 370.00, 371.42

Parent Code: H16 - Keratitis

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/H160