2022 ICD-10-CM Code H05.0

Acute inflammation of orbit

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H05.0
Short Description:Acute inflammation of orbit
Long Description:Acute inflammation of orbit

Code Classification

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

H05.0 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 inflammation of orbit. 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.

Specific Coding for Acute inflammation of orbit

Non-specific codes like H05.0 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 inflammation of orbit:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.00 for Unspecified acute inflammation of orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.01 for Cellulitis of orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.011 for Cellulitis of right orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.012 for Cellulitis of left orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.013 for Cellulitis of bilateral orbits
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.019 for Cellulitis of unspecified orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.02 for Osteomyelitis of orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.021 for Osteomyelitis of right orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.022 for Osteomyelitis of left orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.023 for Osteomyelitis of bilateral orbits
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.029 for Osteomyelitis of unspecified orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.03 for Periostitis of orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.031 for Periostitis of right orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.032 for Periostitis of left orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.033 for Periostitis of bilateral orbits
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.039 for Periostitis of unspecified orbit
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H05.04 for Tenonitis of orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.041 for Tenonitis of right orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.042 for Tenonitis of left orbit
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.043 for Tenonitis of bilateral orbits
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H05.049 for Tenonitis of unspecified orbit

Information for Patients


Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

NIH: National Eye Institute


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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)