2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q13.5

Blue sclera

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q13.5 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM Q13.5 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q13.5 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q13.5 may differ.
The following code(s) above Q13.5 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 Q13.5:
  • Q00-Q99
    2020 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
    2020 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
  • Abnormal blue sclerae
  • Scleral anomaly
  • Specified anomalies of sclera
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.
  • Q13.5 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q13.5 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 124 Other disorders of the eye with mcc
  • 125 Other disorders of the eye without mcc

Convert Q13.5 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to Q13.5:
  • Type 2 Excludes: H15.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code H15.8

    Other disorders of sclera

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q13.5:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q13.5
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
Q13.3 Congenital corneal opacity
Q13.4 Other congenital corneal malformations
Q13.5 Blue sclera
Q13.8 Other congenital malformations of anterior segment of eye
Q13.81 Rieger's anomaly
Q13.89 Other congenital malformations of anterior segment of eye
Q13.9 Congenital malformation of anterior segment of eye, unspecified
Q14 Congenital malformations of posterior segment of eye
Q14.0 Congenital malformation of vitreous humor
Q14.1 Congenital malformation of retina
Q14.2 Congenital malformation of optic disc
Q14.3 Congenital malformation of choroid
Q14.8 Other congenital malformations of posterior segment of eye

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