2021 ICD-10-CM Code H10.8

Other conjunctivitis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H10.8 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 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.

Short Description:Other conjunctivitis
Long Description:Other conjunctivitis

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other conjunctivitis

Non-specific codes like H10.8 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 conjunctivitis:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H10.81 for Pingueculitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.811 for Pingueculitis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.812 for Pingueculitis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.813 for Pingueculitis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.819 for Pingueculitis, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H10.82 for Rosacea conjunctivitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.821 for Rosacea conjunctivitis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.822 for Rosacea conjunctivitis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.823 for Rosacea conjunctivitis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.829 for Rosacea conjunctivitis, unspecified eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H10.89 for Other conjunctivitis

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


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)