Valid for Submission
H04.422 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chronic lacrimal canaliculitis of left lacrimal passage. The code H04.422 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 H04.422 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like chronic inflammation of lacrimal passage, chronic lacrimal canaliculitis or chronic lacrimal canaliculitis of left eye.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Chronic inflammation of lacrimal passage
- Chronic lacrimal canaliculitis
- Chronic lacrimal canaliculitis of left eye
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|124||OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC||02||1.3988|
|125||OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC||02||0.8354|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert H04.422 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H04.422 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
You may only think of tears as those salty drops that fall from your eyes when you cry. Actually, your tears clean your eyes every time you blink. Tears also keep your eyes moist, which is important for your vision.
Tear glands produce tears, and tear ducts carry the tears from the glands to the surface of your eye. Problems with the tear system can include too many tears, too few tears, or problems with the tear ducts. Treatment of the problem depends on the cause.
- Blocked tear duct (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Dry eye syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Watery eyes (Medical Encyclopedia)
[Learn More in MedlinePlus]