2022 ICD-10-CM Code E70.3

Albinism

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:E70.3
Short Description:Albinism
Long Description:Albinism

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Metabolic disorders (E70-E88)
      • Disorders of aromatic amino-acid metabolism (E70)

E70.3 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of albinism. 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.

Specific Coding for Albinism

Non-specific codes like E70.3 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 albinism:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E70.30 for Albinism, unspecified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - E70.31 for Ocular albinism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E70.310 for X-linked ocular albinism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E70.311 for Autosomal recessive ocular albinism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E70.318 for Other ocular albinism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E70.319 for Ocular albinism, unspecified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - E70.32 for Oculocutaneous albinism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E70.320 for Tyrosinase negative oculocutaneous albinism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E70.321 for Tyrosinase positive oculocutaneous albinism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E70.328 for Other oculocutaneous albinism
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E70.329 for Oculocutaneous albinism, unspecified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - E70.33 for Albinism with hematologic abnormality
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E70.330 for Chediak-Higashi syndrome
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E70.331 for Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E70.338 for Other albinism with hematologic abnormality
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E70.339 for Albinism with hematologic abnormality, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use E70.39 for Other specified albinism

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


Skin Pigmentation Disorders

Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Your skin gets its color from a pigment called melanin. Special cells in the skin make melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body.

If your body makes too much melanin, your skin gets darker. Pregnancy, Addison's disease, and sun exposure all can make your skin darker. If your body makes too little melanin, your skin gets lighter. Vitiligo is a condition that causes patches of light skin. Albinism is a genetic condition affecting a person's skin. A person with albinism may have no color, lighter than normal skin color, or patchy missing skin color. Infections, blisters and burns can also cause lighter skin.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)