H26.21 - Cataract with neovascularization

Version 2023
ICD-10:H26.21
Short Description:Cataract with neovascularization
Long Description:Cataract with neovascularization
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:

H26.21 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of cataract with neovascularization. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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 Cataract with neovascularization

Non-specific codes like H26.21 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 cataract with neovascularization:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H26.211 for Cataract with neovascularization, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H26.212 for Cataract with neovascularization, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H26.213 for Cataract with neovascularization, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H26.219 for Cataract with neovascularization, unspecified eye

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Patient Education


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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