ICD-10-CM Code H54
Blindness and low vision
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 H54 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the nine child codes of H54 that describes the diagnosis 'blindness and low vision' in more detail.
- H54 Blindness and low vision NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE H54.0
- H54.1 low vision NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE H54.2
- BILLABLE H54.3
- H54.4 NON-BILLABLE
- H54.5 NON-BILLABLE
- H54.6 NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE H54.7
- BILLABLE H54.8
Coding Notes for H54 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
- Code Notes:
- For definition of visual impairment categories see table below
- Any associated underlying cause of the blindness
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."
- Amaurosis fugax - instead, use code G45.3
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H54 - Blindness and low vision'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H54. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.