2021 ICD-10-CM Code H31.0

Chorioretinal scars

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H31.0 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of chorioretinal scars. 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:H31.0
Short Description:Chorioretinal scars
Long Description:Chorioretinal scars

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Chorioretinal scars

Non-specific codes like H31.0 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 chorioretinal scars:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.00 for Unspecified chorioretinal scars
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.001 for Unspecified chorioretinal scars, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.002 for Unspecified chorioretinal scars, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.003 for Unspecified chorioretinal scars, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.009 for Unspecified chorioretinal scars, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.01 for Macula scars of posterior pole (postinflammatory) (post-traumatic)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.011 for Macula scars of posterior pole (postinflammatory) (post-traumatic), right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.012 for Macula scars of posterior pole (postinflammatory) (post-traumatic), left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.013 for Macula scars of posterior pole (postinflammatory) (post-traumatic), bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.019 for Macula scars of posterior pole (postinflammatory) (post-traumatic), unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.02 for Solar retinopathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.021 for Solar retinopathy, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.022 for Solar retinopathy, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.023 for Solar retinopathy, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.029 for Solar retinopathy, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H31.09 for Other chorioretinal scars
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.091 for Other chorioretinal scars, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.092 for Other chorioretinal scars, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.093 for Other chorioretinal scars, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H31.099 for Other chorioretinal scars, unspecified eye

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H31.0:


Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

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)