ICD-10-CM Code H40.13
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 H40.13 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H40.13 that describes the diagnosis 'pigmentary glaucoma' in more detail.
- H40.13 Pigmentary glaucoma NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code H401 is used to code Pseudoexfoliation syndrome
Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (other names: Exfoliation glaucoma, Pseudoexfoliation glaucoma, Pseudoexfoliation of the lens, Exfoliation syndrome), sometimes abbreviated as PEX, is an aging–related systemic disease manifesting itself primarily in the eyes which is characterized by the accumulation of microscopic granular amyloid-like protein fibers. Its cause is unknown, although there is speculation that there may be a genetic basis. It is more prevalent in women than men, and in persons past the age of seventy. Its prevalence in different human populations varies; for example, it is prevalent in Scandinavia. The buildup of protein clumps can block normal drainage of the eye fluid called the aqueous humor and can cause, in turn, a buildup of pressure leading to glaucoma and loss of vision. As worldwide populations become older because of shifts in demography, PEX may become a matter of greater concern.
Coding Notes for H40.13 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
7th Character Extension Notes:
What is 7th Character Extension?For codes less than 6 characters that require a 7th character a placeholder 'X' should be assigned for all characters less than 6. The 7th character must always be the 7th position of a code. E.g. The ICD-10-CM code T67.4 (Heat exhaustion due to salt depletion) requires an Episode of Care identifier. T67.4XXA Initial Encounter or T67.4XXD Subsequent Encounter. More Info
- One of the following 7th characters is to be assigned to each code in subcategory H40.13 to designate the stage of glaucoma See code H40.13
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H40.13 - Pigmentary glaucoma'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H40.13. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.