2022 ICD-10-CM Code H31

Other disorders of choroid

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H31
Short Description:Other disorders of choroid
Long Description:Other disorders of choroid

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of choroid and retina (H30-H36)
      • Other disorders of choroid (H31)

H31 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other disorders of choroid. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 Other disorders of choroid

Non-specific codes like H31 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 other disorders of choroid:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.0 for Chorioretinal scars
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.00 for Unspecified chorioretinal scars
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.01 for Macula scars of posterior pole (postinflammatory) (post-traumatic)
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.02 for Solar retinopathy
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.09 for Other chorioretinal scars
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.1 for Choroidal degeneration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.10 for Unspecified choroidal degeneration
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.11 for Age-related choroidal atrophy
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.12 for Diffuse secondary atrophy of choroid
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.2 for Hereditary choroidal dystrophy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.20 for Hereditary choroidal dystrophy, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.21 for Choroideremia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.22 for Choroidal dystrophy (central areolar) (generalized) (peripapillary)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.23 for Gyrate atrophy, choroid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.29 for Other hereditary choroidal dystrophy
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.3 for Choroidal hemorrhage and rupture
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.30 for Unspecified choroidal hemorrhage
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.31 for Expulsive choroidal hemorrhage
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.32 for Choroidal rupture
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.4 for Choroidal detachment
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.40 for Unspecified choroidal detachment
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.41 for Hemorrhagic choroidal detachment
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.42 for Serous choroidal detachment
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.8 for Other specified disorders of choroid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.9 for Unspecified disorder of choroid

Information for Patients


Retinal Disorders

The retina is a layer of tissue in the back of your eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. In the center of this nerve tissue is the macula. It provides the sharp, central vision needed for reading, driving and seeing fine detail.

Retinal disorders affect this vital tissue. They can affect your vision, and some can be serious enough to cause blindness. Examples are

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)