ICD-10-CM Code H16.26
Vernal keratoconjunctivitis, with limbar and corneal involvement
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 H16.26 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.
- H16.26 Vernal keratoconjunctivitis, with limbar and corneal involvement NON-BILLABLE
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.
|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 ExcludesType-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'
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