2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.79

Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic, in other or multiple sites

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H44.79 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • Short description: Retained (old) intraoc fb, nonmag, in oth or multiple sites
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM H44.79 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H44.79 - other international versions of ICD-10 H44.79 may differ.
The following code(s) above H44.79 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 H44.79:
  • H00-H59
    2019 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 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • disorders affecting multiple structures of eye
    Disorders of globe
  • H44.7
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.7

    Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • current intraocular foreign body (S05.-)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • retained foreign body in eyelid (H02.81-)
    • retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound of orbit (H05.5-)
    • retained (old) intraocular foreign body, magnetic (H44.6-)
    Use Additional
    Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic
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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H44.79:
  • Foreign body
    • intraocular S05.5-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S05.5-

      Penetrating wound with foreign body of eyeball

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      Type 2 Excludes
      • retained (old) intraocular foreign body (H44.6-, H44.7)
      • old, retained (nonmagnetic) H44.70-
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H44.70-

        Unspecified retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
        • specified site NEC H44.79-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H44.79
H44.74 Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in posterior wall of globe
H44.741 …… right eye
H44.742 …… left eye
H44.743 …… bilateral
H44.749 …… unspecified eye
H44.75 Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in vitreous body
H44.751 …… right eye
H44.752 …… left eye
H44.753 …… bilateral
H44.759 …… unspecified eye
H44.79 Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic, in other or multiple sites
H44.791 …… right eye
H44.792 …… left eye
H44.793 …… bilateral
H44.799 …… unspecified eye
H44.8 Other disorders of globe
H44.81 Hemophthalmos
H44.811 …… right eye
H44.812 …… left eye
H44.813 …… bilateral
H44.819 …… unspecified eye

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