2022 ICD-10-CM Code H04.00

Unspecified dacryoadenitis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H04.00
Short Description:Unspecified dacryoadenitis
Long Description:Unspecified dacryoadenitis

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of eyelid, lacrimal system and orbit (H00-H05)
      • Disorders of lacrimal system (H04)

H04.00 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified dacryoadenitis. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like H04.00 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.

Specific Coding for Unspecified dacryoadenitis

Non-specific codes like H04.00 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 unspecified dacryoadenitis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H04.001 for Unspecified dacryoadenitis, right lacrimal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H04.002 for Unspecified dacryoadenitis, left lacrimal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H04.003 for Unspecified dacryoadenitis, bilateral lacrimal glands
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H04.009 for Unspecified dacryoadenitis, unspecified lacrimal gland

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 H04.00 are found in the index:

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


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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)