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ICD-10-CM Code H18.7
Other and unspecified corneal deformities

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 H18.7 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of H18.7 that describes the diagnosis 'other and unspecified corneal deformities' in more detail.


The ICD code H187 is used to code Pellucid marginal degeneration

Pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD; keratotorus), is a degenerative corneal condition, often confused with keratoconus. It is typically characterized by a clear, bilateral thinning (ectasia) in the inferior and peripheral region of the cornea, although some cases affect only one eye. The cause of the disease remains unclear (idiopathic).

Specialty: Ophthalmology
ICD 9 Code: 371.48

Pellucid corneal degeneration with hydrops and detachment of Descemet's membrane

Coding Notes for H18.7 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."
Congenital malformations of cornea (Q13.3-Q13.4) - instead, use code Q13.3-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H18.7 - Other and unspecified corneal deformities'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H18.7. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: H18 - Other disorders of cornea

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/H187