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ICD-10-CM Code H18.822
Corneal disorder due to contact lens, left eye

BILLABLE
Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

H18.822 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of corneal disorder due to contact lens, left eye. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.


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

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye with MCC.
  • DRG Group #124-125 - Other disorders of the eye without MCC.

Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)

Corneal disorder due to contact lens (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code H18.822 and a single ICD9 code, 371.82 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.


Parent Code: H18.82 - Corneal disorder due to contact lens

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/H18822