H15.10 - Unspecified episcleritis

Version 2023
ICD-10:H15.10
Short Description:Unspecified episcleritis
Long Description:Unspecified episcleritis
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of sclera, cornea, iris and ciliary body (H15-H22)
      • Disorders of sclera (H15)

H15.10 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of unspecified episcleritis. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like H15.10 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Specific Coding for Unspecified episcleritis

Non-specific codes like H15.10 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 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

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

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