2022 ICD-10-CM Code H18.501

Unspecified hereditary corneal dystrophies, right eye

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

Short Description:Unspecified hereditary corneal dystrophies, right eye
Long Description:Unspecified hereditary corneal dystrophies, right eye

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of sclera, cornea, iris and ciliary body (H15-H22)
      • Other disorders of cornea (H18)

H18.501 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified hereditary corneal dystrophies, right eye. The code H18.501 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like H18.501 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.

Replacement Code

H18501 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Code History

  • FY 2021 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021