2022 ICD-10-CM Code H15.0

Scleritis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H15.0
Short Description:Scleritis
Long Description:Scleritis

Code Classification

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

H15.0 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of scleritis. 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 Scleritis

Non-specific codes like H15.0 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 scleritis:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.00 for Unspecified scleritis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.001 for Unspecified scleritis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.002 for Unspecified scleritis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.003 for Unspecified scleritis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.009 for Unspecified scleritis, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.01 for Anterior scleritis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.011 for Anterior scleritis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.012 for Anterior scleritis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.013 for Anterior scleritis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.019 for Anterior scleritis, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.02 for Brawny scleritis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.021 for Brawny scleritis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.022 for Brawny scleritis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.023 for Brawny scleritis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.029 for Brawny scleritis, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.03 for Posterior scleritis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.031 for Posterior scleritis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.032 for Posterior scleritis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.033 for Posterior scleritis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.039 for Posterior scleritis, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.04 for Scleritis with corneal involvement
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.041 for Scleritis with corneal involvement, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.042 for Scleritis with corneal involvement, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.043 for Scleritis with corneal involvement, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.049 for Scleritis with corneal involvement, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.05 for Scleromalacia perforans
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.051 for Scleromalacia perforans, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.052 for Scleromalacia perforans, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.053 for Scleromalacia perforans, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.059 for Scleromalacia perforans, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.09 for Other scleritis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.091 for Other scleritis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.092 for Other scleritis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.093 for Other scleritis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.099 for Other scleritis, unspecified eye

Clinical Information

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)