2022 ICD-10-CM Code H10.2

Other acute conjunctivitis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H10.2
Short Description:Other acute conjunctivitis
Long Description:Other acute conjunctivitis

Code Classification

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

H10.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other acute 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 Other acute conjunctivitis

Non-specific codes like H10.2 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 other acute conjunctivitis:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H10.21 for Acute toxic conjunctivitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.211 for Acute toxic conjunctivitis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.212 for Acute toxic conjunctivitis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.213 for Acute toxic conjunctivitis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.219 for Acute toxic conjunctivitis, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H10.22 for Pseudomembranous conjunctivitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.221 for Pseudomembranous conjunctivitis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.222 for Pseudomembranous conjunctivitis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.223 for Pseudomembranous conjunctivitis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.229 for Pseudomembranous conjunctivitis, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H10.23 for Serous conjunctivitis, except viral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.231 for Serous conjunctivitis, except viral, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.232 for Serous conjunctivitis, except viral, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.233 for Serous conjunctivitis, except viral, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.239 for Serous conjunctivitis, except viral, unspecified eye

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)