ICD-10-CM Code H44.1
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 H44.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H44.1 that describes the diagnosis 'other endophthalmitis' in more detail.
- H44.1 Other endophthalmitis NON-BILLABLE
- H44.11 NON-BILLABLE
- H44.12 NON-BILLABLE
- H44.13 NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE H44.19 Other endophthalmitis
The ICD code H441 is used to code Endophthalmitis
Endophthalmitis is an inflammation of the internal coats of the eye. It is a possible complication of all intraocular surgeries, particularly cataract surgery, with possible loss of vision and the eye itself. Infectious etiology is the most common and various bacteria and fungi have been isolated as the cause of the endophthalmitis. Other causes include penetrating trauma and retained intraocular foreign bodies.
|MeSH Codes:||D009877, D009877|
|ICD 9 Codes:||360.0, 360.1|
Coding Notes for H44.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 ExcludesType-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
- Bleb associated endophthalmitis - instead, use code H59.4-
Code Type-2 Excludes:
Type-2 ExcludesType-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."
- Ophthalmia nodosa - instead, use code H16.2-
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H44.1 - Other endophthalmitis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H44.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.