2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H25.9

Unspecified age-related cataract

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years)
  • H25.9 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM H25.9 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H25.9 - other international versions of ICD-10 H25.9 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • H25.9 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
The following code(s) above H25.9 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 H25.9:
  • 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
  • H25
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H25

    Age-related cataract

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Senile cataract
    Type 2 Excludes
    • capsular glaucoma with pseudoexfoliation of lens (H40.1-)
    Age-related cataract
Approximate Synonyms
  • Age-related cataract of left eye
  • Age-related cataract of right eye
  • Bilat age related cataract
  • Bilateral age related cataract
  • Bilaterall senile cataract
  • Cataract
  • Left age related cataract
  • Left senile cataract
  • Right age related cataract
  • Right senile cataract
  • Senile cataract
ICD-10-CM H25.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert H25.9 to ICD-9-CM

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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H25.9:
  • Cataract (cortical) (immature) (incipient) H26.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H26.9

    Unspecified cataract

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H25.9
H25.21 …… right eye
H25.22 …… left eye
H25.23 …… bilateral
H25.8 Other age-related cataract
H25.81 Combined forms of age-related cataract
H25.811 …… right eye
H25.812 …… left eye
H25.813 …… bilateral
H25.819 …… unspecified eye
H25.89 Other age-related cataract
H25.9 Unspecified age-related cataract
H26 Other cataract
H26.0 Infantile and juvenile cataract
H26.00 Unspecified infantile and juvenile cataract
H26.001 …… right eye
H26.002 …… left eye
H26.003 …… bilateral
H26.009 …… unspecified eye
H26.01 Infantile and juvenile cortical, lamellar, or zonular cataract
H26.011 …… right eye
H26.012 …… left eye

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