2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H59.81

Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • H59.81 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 H59.81 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of H59.81 - other international versions of ICD-10 H59.81 may differ.
The following code(s) above H59.81 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 H59.81:
  • 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
  • H59
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H59

    Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • mechanical complication of intraocular lens (T85.2)
    • mechanical complication of other ocular prosthetic devices, implants and grafts (T85.3)
    • pseudophakia (Z96.1)
    • secondary cataracts (H26.4-)
    Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified
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 H59.81:
  • Type 1 Excludes: H31.01
    , H33.3
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H31.01

    Macula scars of posterior pole (postinflammatory) (post-traumatic)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • postprocedural choriorentinal scar (H59.81-)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H33.3

    Retinal breaks without detachment

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment (H59.81-)
    • peripheral retinal degeneration without break (H35.4-)
  • Type 2 Excludes: H31.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H31.0

    Chorioretinal scars

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • postsurgical chorioretinal scars (H59.81-)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to H59.81:
  • Complication(s) (from) (of)
  • Scar, scarring L90.5
    - see also Cicatrix
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.5

    Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adherent scar (skin)
    • Cicatrix
    • Disfigurement of skin due to scar
    • Fibrosis of skin NOS
    • Scar NOS
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chorioretinal H31.00-
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H31.00-

      Unspecified chorioretinal scars

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • postsurgical H59.81-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To H59.81
H59.361 Postprocedural seroma of right eye and adnexa following other procedure
H59.362 Postprocedural seroma of left eye and adnexa following other procedure
H59.363 …… bilateral
H59.369 Postprocedural seroma of unspecified eye and adnexa following other procedure
H59.4 Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb
H59.40 …… unspecified
H59.41 …… stage 1
H59.42 …… stage 2
H59.43 …… stage 3
H59.8 Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified
H59.81 Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment
H59.811 …… right eye
H59.812 …… left eye
H59.813 …… bilateral
H59.819 …… unspecified eye
H59.88 Other intraoperative complications of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified
H59.89 Other postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified
H60 Otitis externa
H60.0 Abscess of external ear
H60.00 …… unspecified ear
H60.01 Abscess of right external ear

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