2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q12.0

Congenital cataract

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q12.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM Q12.0 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q12.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q12.0 may differ.
The following code(s) above Q12.0 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 Q12.0:
  • Q00-Q99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range Q00-Q99

    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

    Note
    • Codes from this chapter are not for use on maternal records
    Type 2 Excludes
    • inborn errors of metabolism (E70-E88)
    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Q10-Q18
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range Q10-Q18

    Congenital malformations of eye, ear, face and neck

    Type 2 Excludes
    • cleft lip and cleft palate (Q35-Q37)
    • congenital malformation of cervical spine (Q05.0, Q05.5, Q67.5, Q76.0-Q76.4)
    • congenital malformation of larynx (Q31.-)
    • congenital malformation of lip NEC (Q38.0)
    • congenital malformation of nose (Q30.-)
    • congenital malformation of parathyroid gland (Q89.2)
    • congenital malformation of thyroid gland (Q89.2)
    Congenital malformations of eye, ear, face and neck
Approximate Synonyms
  • Anterior subcapsular polar cataract, both eyes
  • Bilateral congenital anterior subcapsular polar cataracts
  • Bilateral congenital capsular cataract
  • Bilateral congenital cataracts
  • Bilateral congenital combined form cataracts
  • Bilateral congenital cortical cataract
  • Bilateral congenital nuclear cataracts
  • Bilateral congenital posterior subcapsular polar cataracts
  • Bilateral lamellar zonular cataract
  • Congenital anterior subcapsular polar cataract
  • Congenital capsular cataract
  • Congenital capsular or subcapsular cataract
  • Congenital cataract, both eyes
  • Congenital combined form cataract
  • Congenital combined form cataract, both eyes
  • Congenital cortical cataract of bilateral eyes
  • Congenital cortical cataract of left eye
  • Congenital cortical cataract of right eye
  • Congenital cortical or zonular cataract
  • Congenital lamellar zonular cataract of bilateral eyes
  • Congenital lamellar zonular cataract of left eye
  • Congenital lamellar zonular cataract of right eye
  • Congenital nuclear cataract
  • Congenital nuclear cataract, both eyes
  • Congenital posterior subcapsular polar cataract
  • Congenital total or subtotal cataract
  • Congenital zonular cataract
  • Embryonal nuclear cataract
  • L congenital cortical cataract
  • L lamellar zonular cataract
  • Left congenital anterior subcapsular polar cataract
  • Left congenital capsular cataract
  • Left congenital cataract
  • Left congenital combined form cataract
  • Left congenital nuclear cataract
  • Left congenital posterior subcapsular polar cataract
  • Posterior subcapsular polar cataract, both eyes
  • R congenital cortical cataract
  • R lamellar zonular cataract
  • Right congenital anterior subcapsular polar cataract
  • Right congenital capsular cataract
  • Right congenital cataract
  • Right congenital cataract (eye condition)
  • Right congenital combined form cataract
  • Right congenital nuclear cataract
  • Right congenital posterior subcapsular polar cataract
  • Total and subtotal congenital cataract
Clinical Information
  • Cataract that is present at birth.
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • Q12.0 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q12.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert Q12.0 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
Code annotations containing back-references to Q12.0:
  • Type 1 Excludes: H26
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H26

    Other cataract

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital cataract (Q12.0)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q12.0:
  • Blue
    • dot cataract Q12.0
  • Cataract (cortical) (immature) (incipient) H26.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H26.9

    Unspecified cataract

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • anterior
      • and posterior axial embryonal Q12.0
      • pyramidal Q12.0
    • nuclear
      • embryonal Q12.0
    • blue Q12.0
    • central Q12.0
    • cerulean Q12.0
    • congenital Q12.0
    • coraliform Q12.0
    • coronary Q12.0
    • crystalline Q12.0
    • zonular Q12.0 (perinuclear)
  • Cataracta - see also Cataract
    • membranacea
      • congenita Q12.0
    • centralis pulverulenta Q12.0
    • cerulea Q12.0
    • congenita Q12.0
    • coralliformis Q12.0
    • coronaria Q12.0

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q12.0
Q10.4 Absence and agenesis of lacrimal apparatus
Q10.5 Congenital stenosis and stricture of lacrimal duct
Q10.6 Other congenital malformations of lacrimal apparatus
Q10.7 Congenital malformation of orbit
Q11 Anophthalmos, microphthalmos and macrophthalmos
Q11.0 Cystic eyeball
Q11.1 Other anophthalmos
Q11.2 Microphthalmos
Q11.3 Macrophthalmos
Q12 Congenital lens malformations
Q12.0 Congenital cataract
Q12.1 Congenital displaced lens
Q12.2 Coloboma of lens
Q12.3 Congenital aphakia
Q12.4 Spherophakia
Q12.8 Other congenital lens malformations
Q12.9 Congenital lens malformation, unspecified
Q13 Congenital malformations of anterior segment of eye
Q13.0 Coloboma of iris
Q13.1 Absence of iris
Q13.2 Other congenital malformations of iris

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