ICD-10-CM Code H18.6
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 H18.6 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of H18.6 that describes the diagnosis 'keratoconus' in more detail.
- H18.6 Keratoconus NON-BILLABLE
- H18.60 NON-BILLABLE
- H18.61 NON-BILLABLE
- H18.62 NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code H186 is used to code Keratoconus
Keratoconus (KC, KTCN) is a degenerative disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than the more normal gradual curve. Keratoconus can cause substantial distortion of vision, with multiple images, streaking and sensitivity to light all often reported by the person. It is typically diagnosed in the person's adolescent years. If both eyes are significantly affected, the deterioration in vision can affect the person's ability to drive a car or read normal print.
|ICD 9 Code:||371.6|
The "conical cornea" that is characteristic of keratoconus