2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H26.223

Cataract secondary to ocular disorders (degenerative) (inflammatory), bilateral

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
  • H26.223 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Cataract secondary to ocular disorders, bilateral
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM H26.223 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H26.223 - other international versions of ICD-10 H26.223 may differ.
The following code(s) above H26.223 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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that may be applicable to H26.223:
  • 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
  • H26
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H26

    Other cataract

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital cataract (Q12.0)
    Other cataract
  • H26.22
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H26.22

    Cataract secondary to ocular disorders (degenerative) (inflammatory)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • associated ocular disorder
    Cataract secondary to ocular disorders (degenerative) (inflammatory)
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilateral cataract due to degenerative disorder
  • Bilateral cataract due to inflammatory disorder
  • Bilateral cataract due to ocular disorder
  • Bilateral cataract w degenerative disorder
  • Bilateral cataract w inflammatory disorder
ICD-10-CM H26.223 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert H26.223 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
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H26.223
H26.2 Complicated cataract
H26.20 Unspecified complicated cataract
H26.21 Cataract with neovascularization
H26.211 …… right eye
H26.212 …… left eye
H26.213 …… bilateral
H26.219 …… unspecified eye
H26.22 Cataract secondary to ocular disorders (degenerative) (inflammatory)
H26.221 …… right eye
H26.222 …… left eye
H26.223 …… bilateral
H26.229 …… unspecified eye
H26.23 Glaucomatous flecks (subcapsular)
H26.231 …… right eye
H26.232 …… left eye
H26.233 …… bilateral
H26.239 …… unspecified eye
H26.3 Drug-induced cataract
H26.30 …… unspecified eye
H26.31 …… right eye
H26.32 …… left eye

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