2021 ICD-10-CM Code H05.1

Chronic inflammatory disorders of orbit

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H05.1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of chronic inflammatory disorders of orbit. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

Short Description:Chronic inflammatory disorders of orbit
Long Description:Chronic inflammatory disorders of orbit

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Chronic inflammatory disorders of orbit

Header codes like H05.1 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 chronic inflammatory disorders of orbit:

  • H05.10 - Unspecified chronic inflammatory disorders of orbit
  • H05.11 - Granuloma of orbit
  • H05.111 - Granuloma of right orbit
  • H05.112 - Granuloma of left orbit
  • H05.113 - Granuloma of bilateral orbits
  • H05.119 - Granuloma of unspecified orbit
  • H05.12 - Orbital myositis
  • H05.121 - Orbital myositis, right orbit
  • H05.122 - Orbital myositis, left orbit
  • H05.123 - Orbital myositis, bilateral
  • H05.129 - Orbital myositis, 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)