ICD-10-CM Code H53.6
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 H53.6 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of H53.6 that describes the diagnosis 'night blindness' in more detail.
- H53.6 Night blindness NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code H536 is used to code Nyctalopia
Nyctalopia /ˌnɪktəlˈoʊpiə/ (from Greek νύκτ-, nykt- "night"; αλαός, alaos "blind, not seeing", and ὄψ, ops "eye"), also called night-blindness, is a condition making it difficult or impossible to see in relatively low light. It is a symptom of several eye diseases. Night blindness may exist from birth, or be caused by injury or malnutrition (for example, a lack of vitamin A). It can be described as insufficient adaptation to darkness.
|ICD 9 Code:||368.6|
Effect of night-blindness. Left: normal night vision. Right: night-blind.
Coding Notes for H53.6 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."
- Night blindness due to vitamin A deficiency - instead, use code E50.5
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H53.6 - Night blindness'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H53.6. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.