2021 ICD-10-CM Code H25.0

Age-related incipient cataract

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H25.0 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of age-related incipient cataract. 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.

ICD-10:H25.0
Short Description:Age-related incipient cataract
Long Description:Age-related incipient cataract

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Age-related incipient cataract

Non-specific codes like H25.0 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 age-related incipient cataract:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H25.01 for Cortical age-related cataract
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.011 for Cortical age-related cataract, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.012 for Cortical age-related cataract, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.013 for Cortical age-related cataract, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.019 for Cortical age-related cataract, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H25.03 for Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.031 for Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.032 for Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.033 for Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.039 for Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H25.04 for Posterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.041 for Posterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.042 for Posterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.043 for Posterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.049 for Posterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H25.09 for Other age-related incipient cataract
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.091 for Other age-related incipient cataract, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.092 for Other age-related incipient cataract, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.093 for Other age-related incipient cataract, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H25.099 for Other age-related incipient cataract, unspecified eye

Information for Patients


Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. It affects your vision. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other. Common symptoms are

Cataracts usually develop slowly. New glasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses can help at first. Surgery is also an option. It involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet sunlight may help to delay cataracts.

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)