2021 ICD-10-CM Code H10.4

Chronic conjunctivitis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H10.4 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of chronic conjunctivitis. The code is not specific and 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.

ICD-10:H10.4
Short Description:Chronic conjunctivitis
Long Description:Chronic conjunctivitis

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Chronic conjunctivitis

Non-specific codes like H10.4 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 conjunctivitis:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H10.40 for Unspecified chronic conjunctivitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.401 for Unspecified chronic conjunctivitis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.402 for Unspecified chronic conjunctivitis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.403 for Unspecified chronic conjunctivitis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.409 for Unspecified chronic conjunctivitis, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H10.41 for Chronic giant papillary conjunctivitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.411 for Chronic giant papillary conjunctivitis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.412 for Chronic giant papillary conjunctivitis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.413 for Chronic giant papillary conjunctivitis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.419 for Chronic giant papillary conjunctivitis, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H10.42 for Simple chronic conjunctivitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.421 for Simple chronic conjunctivitis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.422 for Simple chronic conjunctivitis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.423 for Simple chronic conjunctivitis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.429 for Simple chronic conjunctivitis, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H10.43 for Chronic follicular conjunctivitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.431 for Chronic follicular conjunctivitis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.432 for Chronic follicular conjunctivitis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.433 for Chronic follicular conjunctivitis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.439 for Chronic follicular conjunctivitis, unspecified eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.44 for Vernal conjunctivitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.45 for Other chronic allergic conjunctivitis

Information for Patients


Pinkeye

Also called: Conjunctivitis

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

Pinkeye 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 pinkeye 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)