Valid for Submission
H04.439 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chronic lacrimal mucocele of unspecified lacrimal passage. The code H04.439 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 H04.439 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like cyst of lacrimal passages or lacrimal mucocele.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like H04.439 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.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Cyst of lacrimal passages
- Lacrimal mucocele
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert H04.439 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H04.439 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.
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