2021 ICD-10-CM Code H34.813

Central retinal vein occlusion, bilateral

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H34.813 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of central retinal vein occlusion, bilateral. 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:H34.813
Short Description:Central retinal vein occlusion, bilateral
Long Description:Central retinal vein occlusion, bilateral

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Central retinal vein occlusion, bilateral

Non-specific codes like H34.813 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 central retinal vein occlusion, bilateral:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H34.8130 for with macular edema
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H34.8131 for with retinal neovascularization
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H34.8132 for stable

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)