H05.019 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of cellulitis of unspecified orbit. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like H05.019 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:
- Abscess of orbit
- Abscess of periorbital region
- Orbital cellulitis
- Subperiosteal abscess of orbit
- Orbital Cellulitis-. inflammation of the loose connective tissues around the orbit, bony structure around the eyeball. it is characterized by pain; edema of the conjunctiva; swelling of the eyelids; exophthalmos; limited eye movement; and loss of vision.
- Orbital Cellulitis-. inflammation of the eye tissues posterior to the orbital septum, and generally secondary to an infection spread from adjacent sinuses. signs and symptoms of the affected eye include sudden loss of vision, erythema, edema, decreased eye movement, and pain. treatment is conducted via intravenous antibiotics, observation, and surgical intervention when necessary.
- Periorbital Cellulitis|Preseptal Cellulitis|Preseptal Cellulitis-. an acute infection of the anterior portion of the eyelid and surrounding tissues.
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|H05.019||376.01 - Orbital cellulitis|
|Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.|
Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and deep underlying tissues. Group A strep (streptococcal) bacteria are the most common cause. The bacteria enter your body when you get an injury such as a bruise, burn, surgical cut, or wound.
- Fever and chills
- Swollen glands or lymph nodes
- A rash with painful, red, tender skin. The skin may blister and scab over.
Your health care provider may take a sample or culture from your skin or do a blood test to identify the bacteria causing infection. Treatment is with antibiotics. They may be oral in mild cases, or intravenous (by IV) for more severe cases.
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Your eyes can get infections from bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Eye infections can occur in different parts of the eye and can affect just one eye or both. Two common eye infections are:
- Conjunctivitis - also known as pink eye. Conjunctivitis is often due to an infection. Children frequently get it, and it is very contagious.
- Stye - a bump on the eyelid that happens when bacteria from your skin get into the hair follicle of an eyelash.
Symptoms of eye infections may include redness, itching, swelling, discharge, pain, or problems with vision. Treatment depends on the cause of the infection and may include compresses, eye drops, creams, or antibiotics.
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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
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- FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)