2022 ICD-10-CM Code H10.0

Mucopurulent conjunctivitis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

Short Description:Mucopurulent conjunctivitis
Long Description:Mucopurulent conjunctivitis

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of conjunctiva (H10-H11)
      • Conjunctivitis (H10)

H10.0 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of mucopurulent conjunctivitis. 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 Mucopurulent conjunctivitis

Non-specific codes like H10.0 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 mucopurulent conjunctivitis:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H10.01 for Acute follicular conjunctivitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.011 for Acute follicular conjunctivitis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.012 for Acute follicular conjunctivitis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.013 for Acute follicular conjunctivitis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.019 for Acute follicular conjunctivitis, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H10.02 for Other mucopurulent conjunctivitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.021 for Other mucopurulent conjunctivitis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.022 for Other mucopurulent conjunctivitis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.023 for Other mucopurulent conjunctivitis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.029 for Other mucopurulent conjunctivitis, unspecified eye

Clinical Information

Information for Patients

Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis is the medical name for pink eye. It involves inflammation of the outer layer of the eye and inside of the eyelid. It can cause swelling, itching, burning, discharge, and redness. Causes include

Pink eye usually does not affect vision. Infectious pink eye can easily spread from one person to another. The infection will clear in most cases without medical care, but bacterial pink eye needs treatment with antibiotic eye drops or ointment.

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)