Not Valid for Submission
H16.29 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other keratoconjunctivitis. The code 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.
Specific Coding for Other keratoconjunctivitis
Header codes like H16.29 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 other keratoconjunctivitis:
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 H16.29 are found in the index:
- CONJUNCTIVITIS ALLERGIC-. conjunctivitis due to hypersensitivity to various allergens.
- KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS-. simultaneous inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva.
- KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA-. drying and inflammation of the conjunctiva as a result of insufficient lacrimal secretion. when found in association with xerostomia and polyarthritis it is called sjogren's syndrome.
- KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS INFECTIOUS-. infectious diseases of cattle sheep and goats characterized by blepharospasm lacrimation conjunctivitis and varying degrees of corneal opacity and ulceration. in cattle the causative agent is moraxella moraxella bovis; in sheep mycoplasma; rickettsia; chlamydia; or acholeplasma; in goats rickettsia.
Information for Patients
Your cornea is the outermost layer of your eye. It is clear and shaped like a dome. The cornea helps to shield the rest of the eye from germs, dust, and other harmful matter. It also helps your eye to focus. If you wear contact lenses, they float on top of your corneas.
Problems with the cornea include
- Refractive errors
- Dystrophies - conditions in which parts of the cornea lose clarity due to a buildup of cloudy material
Treatments of corneal disorders include medicines, corneal transplantation, and corneal laser surgery.
NIH: National Eye Institute
- Cloudy cornea (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Corneal injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Corneal transplant (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Corneal ulcers and infections (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Fuchs dystrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Keratoconus (Medical Encyclopedia)
Also called: Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis is the medical name for pink eye. It involves inflammation of the outer layer of the eye and inside of the eyelid. It can cause swelling, itching, burning, discharge, and redness. Causes include
- Bacterial or viral infection
- Substances that cause irritation
- Contact lens products, eye drops, or eye ointments
Pinkeye usually does not affect vision. Infectious pink eye can easily spread from one person to another. The infection will clear in most cases without medical care, but bacterial pinkeye needs treatment with antibiotic eye drops or ointment.
NIH: National Eye Institute
- Allergic conjunctivitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Conjunctivitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Vernal conjunctivitis (Medical Encyclopedia)