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ICD-10-CM Code H47.09
Other disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified

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 H47.09 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H47.09 that describes the diagnosis 'other disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified' in more detail.

The ICD code H470 is used to code Ischemic optic neuropathy

Ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) is the loss of structure and function of a portion of the optic nerve due to obstruction of blood flow to the nerve (i.e. ischemia). ION is typically classified as either anterior ischemic optic neuropathy or posterior ischemic optic neuropathy according to the part of the optic nerve that is affected. People affected will often complain of a loss of visual acuity and a visual field, the latter of which is usually in the superior or inferior field.

Specialty: Ophthalmology
MeSH Codes: D018917, D018917, D018917
ICD 9 Codes: 377.41, 377.41, 377.41
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Coding Notes for H47.09 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
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Compression of optic nerve

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H47.09 - Other disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H47.09. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: H47.0 - Disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified

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