2021 ICD-10-CM Code H00

Hordeolum and chalazion

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H00 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of hordeolum and chalazion. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:H00
Short Description:Hordeolum and chalazion
Long Description:Hordeolum and chalazion

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Hordeolum and chalazion

Non-specific codes like H00 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 hordeolum and chalazion:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H00.0 for Hordeolum (externum) (internum) of eyelid
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H00.01 for Hordeolum externum
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H00.02 for Hordeolum internum
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H00.03 for Abscess of eyelid
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H00.1 for Chalazion
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H00.11 for Chalazion right upper eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H00.12 for Chalazion right lower eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H00.13 for Chalazion right eye, unspecified eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H00.14 for Chalazion left upper eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H00.15 for Chalazion left lower eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H00.16 for Chalazion left eye, unspecified eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H00.19 for Chalazion unspecified eye, unspecified eyelid

Information for Patients


Eyelid Disorders

Your eyelids help protect your eyes. When you blink, your eyelids spread moisture over your eyes. Blinking also helps move dirt or other particles off the surface of the eye. You close your eyelids when you see something coming toward your eyes. This can help protect against injuries.

Like most other parts of your body, your eyelids can get infected, inflamed, or even develop cancer. There are also specific eyelid problems, including

Treatment of eyelid problems depends on the cause.


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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)