2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H16.22

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, not specified as Sjögren's

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H16.22 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, not specified as Sjogren's
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM H16.22 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H16.22 - other international versions of ICD-10 H16.22 may differ.
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as H16.22. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • Sjögren's syndrome (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M35.01

    Sjögren syndrome with keratoconjunctivitis

      2022 - Revised Code Billable/Specific Code
The following code(s) above H16.22 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 H16.22:
  • H00-H59
    2022 ICD-10-CM Range H00-H59

    Diseases of the eye and adnexa

    • 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H16.22:
  • Keratoconjunctivitis H16.20-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H16.20-

    Unspecified keratoconjunctivitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Superficial keratitis with conjunctivitis NOS
    • sicca (Sjogren's) M35.0-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M35.0-

      Sjögren syndrome

        2022 - Revised Code Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Sicca syndrome
      Type 1 Excludes
      • dry mouth, unspecified (R68.2)
      Use Additional
      • code to identify associated manifestations
      • not Sjogren's H16.22-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H16.22
H16.20 Unspecified keratoconjunctivitis
H16.201 …… right eye
H16.202 …… left eye
H16.203 …… bilateral
H16.209 …… unspecified eye
H16.21 Exposure keratoconjunctivitis
H16.211 …… right eye
H16.212 …… left eye
H16.213 …… bilateral
H16.219 …… unspecified eye
H16.22 Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, not specified as Sjögren's
H16.221 …… right eye
H16.222 …… left eye
H16.223 …… bilateral
H16.229 …… unspecified eye
H16.23 Neurotrophic keratoconjunctivitis
H16.231 …… right eye
H16.232 …… left eye
H16.233 …… bilateral
H16.239 …… unspecified eye
H16.24 Ophthalmia nodosa

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