Valid for Submission
H01.009 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified blepharitis unspecified eye, unspecified eyelid. The code H01.009 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code H01.009 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acute blepharitis, angular blepharitis, blepharitis, chronic blepharitis, demodectic blepharitis , dermatosis due to follicle mite, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like H01.009 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.
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 H01.009 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Acute blepharitis
- Angular blepharitis
- Chronic blepharitis
- Demodectic blepharitis
- Dermatosis due to follicle mite
- Infective blepharitis
- Posterior lid margin disease
- Seborrhea faciei
- Seborrheic blepharitis
- Staphylococcal blepharitis
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert H01.009 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H01.009 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
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
- Eyelids that turn in or out
- Eyelids that droop
- Abnormal blinking or twitching
Treatment of eyelid problems depends on the cause.
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