H05.029 - Osteomyelitis of unspecified orbit

Version 2023
ICD-10:H05.029
Short Description:Osteomyelitis of unspecified orbit
Long Description:Osteomyelitis of unspecified orbit
Status: 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)

H05.029 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of osteomyelitis 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 H05.029 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.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Code Edits

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Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
H05.029376.03 - Orbital osteomyelitis
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.

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