2021 ICD-10-CM Code H11.24

Scarring of conjunctiva

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H11.24 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of scarring of conjunctiva. 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:H11.24
Short Description:Scarring of conjunctiva
Long Description:Scarring of conjunctiva

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Scarring of conjunctiva

Non-specific codes like H11.24 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 scarring of conjunctiva:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H11.241 for Scarring of conjunctiva, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H11.242 for Scarring of conjunctiva, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H11.243 for Scarring of conjunctiva, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H11.249 for Scarring of conjunctiva, 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 H11.24 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)