2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.2A

Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization

    2018 - New Code 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H44.2A should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM H44.2A became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H44.2A - other international versions of ICD-10 H44.2A may differ.
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  • code for any associated choroid disorders (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H31
    • H31 Other disorders of choroid
      • H31.0 Chorioretinal scars
        • H31.00 Unspecified chorioretinal scars
        • H31.01 Macula scars of posterior pole (postinflammat...
          • H31.011 Macula scars of posterior pole (postinflammat...
          • H31.012 Macula scars of posterior pole (postinflammat...
          • H31.013 Macula scars of posterior pole (postinflammat...
          • H31.019 Macula scars of posterior pole (postinflammat...
        • H31.02 Solar retinopathy
        • H31.09 Other chorioretinal scars
      • H31.1 Choroidal degeneration
        • H31.10 Unspecified choroidal degeneration
          • H31.101 Choroidal degeneration, unspecified, right ey...
          • H31.102 Choroidal degeneration, unspecified, left eye...
          • H31.103 Choroidal degeneration, unspecified, bilatera...
          • H31.109 Choroidal degeneration, unspecified, unspecif...
        • H31.11 Age-related choroidal atrophy
        • H31.12 Diffuse secondary atrophy of choroid
          • H31.121 Diffuse secondary atrophy of choroid, right e...
          • H31.122 Diffuse secondary atrophy of choroid, left ey...
          • H31.123 Diffuse secondary atrophy of choroid, bilater...
          • H31.129 Diffuse secondary atrophy of choroid, unspeci...
      • H31.2 Hereditary choroidal dystrophy
        • H31.20 …… unspecified
        • H31.21 Choroideremia
        • H31.22 Choroidal dystrophy (central areolar) (genera...
        • H31.23 Gyrate atrophy, choroid
        • H31.29 Other hereditary choroidal dystrophy
      • H31.3 Choroidal hemorrhage and rupture
      • H31.4 Choroidal detachment
      • H31.8 Other specified disorders of choroid
      • H31.9 Unspecified disorder of choroid
The following code(s) above H44.2A contain annotation back-references
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  • Code Also annotations, or
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that may be applicable to H44.2A:
  • H00-H59
    2021 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
  • H44
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44

    Disorders of globe

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    • disorders affecting multiple structures of eye
    Disorders of globe
  • H44.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.2

    Degenerative myopia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Malignant myopia
    Degenerative myopia
Code History
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): New code
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H44.2A:
  • Myopia (axial) (congenital) H52.1-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H52.1-


      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • degenerative (malignant) H44.20
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.20

      Degenerative myopia, unspecified eye

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      • with
        • choroidal neovascularization H44.2A-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H44.2A
H44.131 …… right eye
H44.132 …… left eye
H44.133 …… bilateral
H44.139 …… unspecified eye
H44.19 Other endophthalmitis
H44.2 Degenerative myopia
H44.20 …… unspecified eye
H44.21 …… right eye
H44.22 …… left eye
H44.23 …… bilateral
H44.2A Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization
H44.2A1 …… right eye
H44.2A2 …… left eye
H44.2A3 …… bilateral eye
H44.2A9 …… unspecified eye
H44.2B Degenerative myopia with macular hole
H44.2B1 …… right eye
H44.2B2 …… left eye
H44.2B3 …… bilateral eye
H44.2B9 …… unspecified eye
H44.2C Degenerative myopia with retinal detachment

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