2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.1

Other endophthalmitis

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H44.1 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 H44.1 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H44.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 H44.1 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 H44.1. 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.
  • bleb associated endophthalmitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H59.4

    Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Postprocedural blebitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • filtering (vitreous) bleb after glaucoma surgery status (Z98.83)
    H59.4-
    )
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 (H44.1) and the excluded code together.
  • ophthalmia nodosa (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H16.2

    Keratoconjunctivitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    H16.2-
    )
The following code(s) above H44.1 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 H44.1:
  • 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
  • H44
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44

    Disorders of globe

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • disorders affecting multiple structures of eye
    Disorders of globe
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
Code annotations containing back-references to H44.1:
  • Type 2 Excludes: H21
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H21

    Other disorders of iris and ciliary body

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H44.1
H44.01 Panophthalmitis (acute)
H44.011 …… right eye
H44.012 …… left eye
H44.013 …… bilateral
H44.019 …… unspecified eye
H44.02 Vitreous abscess (chronic)
H44.021 …… right eye
H44.022 …… left eye
H44.023 …… bilateral
H44.029 …… unspecified eye
H44.1 Other endophthalmitis
H44.11 Panuveitis
H44.111 …… right eye
H44.112 …… left eye
H44.113 …… bilateral
H44.119 …… unspecified eye
H44.12 Parasitic endophthalmitis, unspecified
H44.121 …… right eye
H44.122 …… left eye
H44.123 …… bilateral
H44.129 …… unspecified eye

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