2021 ICD-10-CM Code H04.33

Acute lacrimal canaliculitis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H04.33 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of acute lacrimal canaliculitis. 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.

Short Description:Acute lacrimal canaliculitis
Long Description:Acute lacrimal canaliculitis

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Acute lacrimal canaliculitis

Non-specific codes like H04.33 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 acute lacrimal canaliculitis:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H04.331 for Acute lacrimal canaliculitis of right lacrimal passage
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H04.332 for Acute lacrimal canaliculitis of left lacrimal passage
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H04.333 for Acute lacrimal canaliculitis of bilateral lacrimal passages
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H04.339 for Acute lacrimal canaliculitis of unspecified lacrimal passage

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 H04.33 are found in the index:

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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)