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ICD-10-CM Code H16.26
Vernal keratoconjunctivitis, with limbar and corneal involvement

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 H16.26 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H16.26 that describes the diagnosis 'vernal keratoconjunct, w limbar and corneal involvement' in more detail.


The ICD code H16 is used to code Keratitis

Keratitis is a condition in which the eye's cornea, the front part of the eye, becomes inflamed. The condition is often marked by moderate to intense pain and usually involves any of the following symptoms: pain, impaired eyesight, photophobia, red eye and a 'gritty' sensation.

Specialty: Ophthalmology
MeSH Code: D007634
ICD 9 Code: 370

An eye with non-ulcerative sterile keratitis.

Coding Notes for H16.26 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

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."
Vernal conjunctivitis without limbar and corneal involvement - instead, use code H10.44

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H16.26 - Vernal keratoconjunctivitis, with limbar and corneal involvement'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H16.26. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: H16.2 - Keratoconjunctivitis

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/H1626