2022 ICD-10-CM Code H15

Disorders of sclera

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H15
Short Description:Disorders of sclera
Long Description:Disorders of sclera

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of sclera, cornea, iris and ciliary body (H15-H22)
      • Disorders of sclera (H15)

H15 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of disorders of sclera. 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 Disorders of sclera

Non-specific codes like H15 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 disorders of sclera:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.0 for Scleritis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.00 for Unspecified scleritis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.01 for Anterior scleritis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.02 for Brawny scleritis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.03 for Posterior scleritis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.04 for Scleritis with corneal involvement
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.05 for Scleromalacia perforans
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.09 for Other scleritis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.1 for Episcleritis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.10 for Unspecified episcleritis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.11 for Episcleritis periodica fugax
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.12 for Nodular episcleritis
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.8 for Other disorders of sclera
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.81 for Equatorial staphyloma
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.82 for Localized anterior staphyloma
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.83 for Staphyloma posticum
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.84 for Scleral ectasia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.85 for Ring staphyloma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.89 for Other disorders of sclera
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.9 for Unspecified disorder of sclera

Information for Patients


Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

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)