ICD-10-CM Code H26.21
Cataract with neovascularization
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 H26.21 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H26.21 that describes the diagnosis 'cataract with neovascularization' in more detail.
- H26.21 Cataract with neovascularization NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code H26 is used to code Cataract
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye leading to a decrease in vision. It can affect one or both eyes. Often it develops slowly. Symptoms may include faded colors, blurry vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night. This may result in trouble driving, reading, or recognizing faces. Poor vision may also result in an increased risk of falling and depression. Cataracts are the cause of half of blindness and 33% of visual impairment worldwide.
|ICD 9 Code:||366|
Magnified view of a cataract seen on examination with a slit lamp
Coding Notes for H26.21 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Also Note:
Code AlsoA Code Also note indicates that two or more codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but the order of codes is at the coder's discretion. Code order depends on the severity of the conditions and the reason for the encounter.
- Associated condition, such as:
- Chronic iridocyclitis See code H20.1-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H26.21 - Cataract with neovascularization'
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