Valid for Submission
D31.00 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of unspecified conjunctiva. The code D31.00 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code D31.00 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like benign neoplasm of conjunctiva, bulbar conjunctival cyst, conjunctival cystoid nevus, dermoid cyst of conjunctiva, dermoid cyst of eye proper , dermoid cyst of limbal conjunctiva, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like D31.00 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Benign neoplasm of conjunctiva
- Bulbar conjunctival cyst
- Conjunctival cystoid nevus
- Dermoid cyst of conjunctiva
- Dermoid cyst of eye proper
- Dermoid cyst of limbal conjunctiva
- Dermoid cyst of orbit proper
- Focal lesion of palpebral conjunctiva
- Lump in caruncle of eye
- Nevus of conjunctiva
- Palpebral conjunctiva papilloma
- Papilloma of caruncle
- Papilloma of conjunctiva
- Pedunculated conjunctival papilloma
- Primary acquired melanosis of conjunctiva without atypia
- Sessile conjunctival papilloma
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|124||OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC||02||1.3988|
|125||OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC||02||0.8354|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert D31.00 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code D31.00 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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