2022 ICD-10-CM Code H15.1


Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

Short Description:Episcleritis
Long Description:Episcleritis

Code Classification

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

H15.1 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of episcleritis. 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 Episcleritis

Non-specific codes like H15.1 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 episcleritis:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.10 for Unspecified episcleritis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.101 for Unspecified episcleritis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.102 for Unspecified episcleritis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.103 for Unspecified episcleritis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.109 for Unspecified episcleritis, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.11 for Episcleritis periodica fugax
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.111 for Episcleritis periodica fugax, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.112 for Episcleritis periodica fugax, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.113 for Episcleritis periodica fugax, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.119 for Episcleritis periodica fugax, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H15.12 for Nodular episcleritis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.121 for Nodular episcleritis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.122 for Nodular episcleritis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.123 for Nodular episcleritis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H15.129 for Nodular episcleritis, 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)