2022 ICD-10-CM Code H02.73

Vitiligo of eyelid and periocular area

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H02.73
Short Description:Vitiligo of eyelid and periocular area
Long Description:Vitiligo of eyelid and periocular area

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of eyelid, lacrimal system and orbit (H00-H05)
      • Other disorders of eyelid (H02)

H02.73 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of vitiligo of eyelid and periocular area. 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 Vitiligo of eyelid and periocular area

Non-specific codes like H02.73 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 vitiligo of eyelid and periocular area:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.731 for Vitiligo of right upper eyelid and periocular area
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.732 for Vitiligo of right lower eyelid and periocular area
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.733 for Vitiligo of right eye, unspecified eyelid and periocular area
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.734 for Vitiligo of left upper eyelid and periocular area
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.735 for Vitiligo of left lower eyelid and periocular area
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.736 for Vitiligo of left eye, unspecified eyelid and periocular area
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.739 for Vitiligo of unspecified eye, unspecified eyelid and periocular area

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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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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Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition that causes patchy loss of skin coloring (pigmentation). The average age of onset of vitiligo is in the mid-twenties, but it can appear at any age. It tends to progress over time, with larger areas of the skin losing pigment. Some people with vitiligo also have patches of pigment loss affecting the hair on their scalp or body.

Researchers have identified several forms of vitiligo. Generalized vitiligo (also called nonsegmental vitiligo), which is the most common form, involves loss of pigment (depigmentation) in patches of skin all over the body. Depigmentation typically occurs on the face, neck, and scalp, and around body openings such as the mouth and genitals. Sometimes pigment is lost in mucous membranes, such as the lips. Loss of pigmentation is also frequently seen in areas that tend to experience rubbing, impact, or other trauma, such as the hands, arms, and places where bones are close to the skin surface (bony prominences). Another form called segmental vitiligo is associated with smaller patches of depigmented skin that appear on one side of the body in a limited area; this occurs in about 10 percent of affected individuals.

Vitiligo is generally considered to be an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system attacks the body's own tissues and organs. In people with vitiligo the immune system appears to attack the pigment cells (melanocytes) in the skin. About 15 to 25 percent of people with vitiligo are also affected by at least one other autoimmune disorder, particularly autoimmune thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, psoriasis, pernicious anemia, Addison disease, or systemic lupus erythematosus.

In the absence of other autoimmune conditions, vitiligo does not affect general health or physical functioning. However, concerns about appearance and ethnic identity are significant issues for many affected individuals.


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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)