2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H26.493

Other secondary cataract, bilateral

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • H26.493 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 H26.493 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H26.493 - other international versions of ICD-10 H26.493 may differ.
The following code(s) above H26.493 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 H26.493:
  • 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
  • H26
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H26

    Other cataract

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital cataract (Q12.0)
    Other cataract
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilateral secondary cataract not obscuring vision
  • Bilateral secondary cataract obscuring vision
  • Bilateral secondary cataract, not obscuring vision (eye condition)
  • Bilateral secondary cataract, obscuring vision (eye condition)
ICD-10-CM H26.493 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 H26.493 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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H26.493
H26.4 Secondary cataract
H26.40 Unspecified secondary cataract
H26.41 Soemmering's ring
H26.411 …… right eye
H26.412 …… left eye
H26.413 …… bilateral
H26.419 …… unspecified eye
H26.49 Other secondary cataract
H26.491 …… right eye
H26.492 …… left eye
H26.493 …… bilateral
H26.499 …… unspecified eye
H26.8 Other specified cataract
H26.9 Unspecified cataract
H27 Other disorders of lens
H27.0 Aphakia
H27.00 …… unspecified eye
H27.01 …… right eye
H27.02 …… left eye
H27.03 …… bilateral
H27.1 Dislocation of lens

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