Not Valid for Submission
H18.04 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of kayser-fleischer ring. The code is not specific and 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 Kayser-Fleischer ring
Non-specific codes like H18.04 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 kayser-fleischer ring:
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H18.04:
Code AlsoCode Also
A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
- associated Wilson's disease E83.01
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 H18.04 are found in the index:
- - Fleischer (-Kayser) ring (cornea) - H18.04
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)
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