2021 ICD-10-CM Code H25.03

Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H25.03 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of anterior subcapsular polar age-related 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:H25.03
Short Description:Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract
Long Description:Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Anterior subcapsular polar age-related cataract

Non-specific codes like H25.03 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 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

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 H25.03 are found in the index:

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)