Not Valid for Submission
E08.37 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition with diabetic macular edema, resolved following treatment. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.
The diabetes mellitus codes are combination codes that include the type of diabetes mellitus, the body system affected, and the complications affecting that body system. As many codes within a particular category as are necessary to describe all of the complications of the disease may be used. They should be sequenced based on the reason for a particular encounter. Assign as many codes from categories E08 - E13 as needed to identify all of the associated conditions that the patient has.
Specific Coding for Diabetes with diabetic macular edema, resolved fol treatment
Non-specific codes like E08.37 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for diabetes with diabetic macular edema, resolved fol treatment:
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code E08.37:
7th Character Note7th Character Note
Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
- One of the following 7th characters is to be assigned to code E08.37 to designate laterality of the disease:
7th Character7th Character
Indicates that a seventh character is to be assigned to codes in a subcategory.
- 1 - right eye
- 2 - left eye
- 3 - bilateral
- 9 - unspecified eye
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code E08.37 are found in the index: