ICD-10-CM Code H54.1
Blindness, one eye, low vision other eye
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 H54.1 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of H54.1 that describes the diagnosis 'blindness, one eye, low vision other eye' in more detail.
- H54.1 Blindness, one eye, low vision other eye NON-BILLABLE
The ICD code H541 is used to code Visual impairment
Visual impairment, also known as vision impairment or vision loss, is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses. Some also include those who have a decreased ability to see because they do not have access to glasses or contact lenses. Visual impairment is often defined as a best corrected visual acuity of worse than either 20/40 or 20/60. The term blindness is used for complete or nearly complete vision loss. Visual impairment may cause people difficulties with normal daily activities such as driving, reading, socializing, and walking.
|ICD 9 Code:||369|
A white cane, the international symbol of blindness
Coding Notes for H54.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Visual impairment categories 3, 4, 5 in one eye, with categories 1 or 2 in the other eye.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Better eye: severe visual impairment, Lesser eye: severe visual impairment (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'H54.1 - Blindness, one eye, low vision other eye'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code H54.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.