H05 - Disorders of orbit

Version 2023
ICD-10:H05
Short Description:Disorders of orbit
Long Description:Disorders of orbit
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of eyelid, lacrimal system and orbit (H00-H05)
      • Disorders of orbit (H05)

H05 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of disorders of orbit. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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 Disorders of orbit

Non-specific codes like H05 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 disorders of orbit:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.0 for Acute inflammation of orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.00 for Unspecified acute inflammation of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.01 for Cellulitis of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.02 for Osteomyelitis of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.03 for Periostitis of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.04 for Tenonitis of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.1 for Chronic inflammatory disorders of orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.10 for Unspecified chronic inflammatory disorders of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.11 for Granuloma of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.12 for Orbital myositis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.2 for Exophthalmic conditions
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.20 for Unspecified exophthalmos
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.21 for Displacement (lateral) of globe
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.22 for Edema of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.23 for Hemorrhage of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.24 for Constant exophthalmos
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.25 for Intermittent exophthalmos
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.26 for Pulsating exophthalmos
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.3 for Deformity of orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.30 for Unspecified deformity of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.31 for Atrophy of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.32 for Deformity of orbit due to bone disease
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.33 for Deformity of orbit due to trauma or surgery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.34 for Enlargement of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.35 for Exostosis of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.4 for Enophthalmos
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.40 for Unspecified enophthalmos
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.41 for Enophthalmos due to atrophy of orbital tissue
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.42 for Enophthalmos due to trauma or surgery
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.5 for Retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound of orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.50 for Retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound of unspecified orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.51 for Retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound of right orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.52 for Retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound of left orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.53 for Retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound of bilateral orbits
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.8 for Other disorders of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.81 for Cyst of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.82 for Myopathy of extraocular muscles
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.89 for Other disorders of orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.9 for Unspecified disorder of orbit

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

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