2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H15.8

Other disorders of sclera

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H15.8 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM H15.8 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H15.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 H15.8 may differ.
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (H15.8) and the excluded code together.
  • blue sclera (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q13.5

    Blue sclera

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Q13.5
    )
  • degenerative myopia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.2

    Degenerative myopia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Malignant myopia
    H44.2-
    )
The following code(s) above H15.8 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to H15.8:
  • H00-H59
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range H00-H59

    Diseases of the eye and adnexa

    Note
    • Use an external cause code following the code for the eye condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the eye condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • diabetes mellitus related eye conditions (E09.3-, E10.3-, E11.3-, E13.3-)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury (trauma) of eye and orbit (S05.-)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    • syphilis related eye disorders (A50.01, A50.3-, A51.43, A52.71)
    Diseases of the eye and adnexa
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H15.8
H15.11 Episcleritis periodica fugax
H15.111 …… right eye
H15.112 …… left eye
H15.113 …… bilateral
H15.119 …… unspecified eye
H15.12 Nodular episcleritis
H15.121 …… right eye
H15.122 …… left eye
H15.123 …… bilateral
H15.129 …… unspecified eye
H15.8 Other disorders of sclera
H15.81 Equatorial staphyloma
H15.811 …… right eye
H15.812 …… left eye
H15.813 …… bilateral
H15.819 …… unspecified eye
H15.82 Localized anterior staphyloma
H15.821 …… right eye
H15.822 …… left eye
H15.823 …… bilateral
H15.829 …… unspecified eye

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.