2021 ICD-10-CM Code H25.099

Other age-related incipient cataract, unspecified eye

Version 2021
Billable Code
Unspecified Code
Adult Diagnoses
MS-DRG Mapping

Valid for Submission

H25.099 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other age-related incipient cataract, unspecified eye. The code H25.099 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code H25.099 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like coronary age-related cataract, coronary cataract, incipient cataract, incipient senile cataract, punctate age-related cataract , punctate cataract, etc.

The code H25.099 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 through 124 years inclusive. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a patient outside the stated age range.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like H25.099 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.

ICD-10:H25.099
Short Description:Other age-related incipient cataract, unspecified eye
Long Description:Other age-related incipient cataract, unspecified eye

Code Classification

Code Edits

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Approximate Synonyms

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Convert H25.099 to ICD-9 Code

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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)