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ICD-10-CM Code H18.82
Corneal disorder due to contact lens

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 H18.82 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H18.82 that describes the diagnosis 'corneal disorder due to contact lens' in more detail.


The ICD code H188 is used to code Recurrent corneal erosion

Recurrent corneal erosion is a disorder of the eyes characterized by the failure of the cornea's outermost layer of epithelial cells to attach to the underlying basement membrane (Bowman's layer). The condition is excruciatingly painful because the loss of these cells results in the exposure of sensitive corneal nerves. This condition can often leave patients with temporary blindness due to extreme light sensitivity photophobia.

Specialty: Ophthalmology
ICD 9 Code: 371.42

Coding Notes for H18.82 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 Excludes
Type-2 Excludes means the excluded conditions are different, although they may appear similar. A patient may have both conditions, but one does not include the other. Excludes 2 means "not coded here."
Corneal edema due to contact lens - instead, use code H18.21-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H18.82 - Corneal disorder due to contact lens'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H18.82. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: H18.8 - Other specified disorders of cornea

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