ICD-10-CM Code H16.01
Central corneal ulcer
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 H16.01 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H16.01 that describes the diagnosis 'central corneal ulcer' in more detail.
- H16.01 Central corneal ulcer NON-BILLABLE
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.
|ICD 9 Codes:||370.00, 371.42|
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H16.01 - Central corneal ulcer'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H16.01. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.