2022 ICD-10-CM Code H11.23

Symblepharon

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H11.23
Short Description:Symblepharon
Long Description:Symblepharon

Code Classification

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

H11.23 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of symblepharon. 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 Symblepharon

Non-specific codes like H11.23 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 symblepharon:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H11.231 for Symblepharon, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H11.232 for Symblepharon, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H11.233 for Symblepharon, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H11.239 for Symblepharon, unspecified eye

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code H11.23 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


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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)