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ICD-10-CM Code H49.4
Progressive external ophthalmoplegia

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 H49.4 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of H49.4 that describes the diagnosis 'progressive external ophthalmoplegia' in more detail.

The ICD code H494 is used to code Ophthalmoparesis

Ophthalmoparesis or ophthalmoplegia refers to weakness (-paresis) or paralysis (-plegia) of one or more extraocular muscles which are responsible for eye movements. It is a physical finding in certain neurologic, ophthalmologic, and endocrine disease.

Specialty: Ophthalmology
MeSH Codes: D009886, D009886, D009886, D009886, D009886, D009886, D009886
ICD 9 Codes: 378.9, 367.52, 376.22, 378.55, 378.56, 378.72, 378.86

Neuro-ophthalmologic examination showing ophthalmoplegia affecting the left eye in a patient with Tolosa-Hunt syndrome. The central image represents forward gaze, and each image around it represents gaze in that direction (for example, in the upper left image, the patient looks up and right; the left eye is unable to accomplish this.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for H49.4 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Kearns-Sayre syndrome - instead, use code H49.81-

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H49.4 - Progressive external ophthalmoplegia'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H49.4. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.

Parent Code: H49 - Paralytic strabismus

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