2021 ICD-10-CM Code H35.14

Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H35.14 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3. 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:H35.14
Short Description:Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3
Long Description:Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3

Non-specific codes like H35.14 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 retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.141 for Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.142 for Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.143 for Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.149 for Retinopathy of prematurity, stage 3, unspecified eye

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code H35.14 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Premature Babies

Also called: Preemies

Almost 1 of every 10 infants born in the United States are premature, or preemies. A premature birth is when a baby is born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. A full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks.

Important growth and development happen throughout pregnancy - especially in the final months and weeks. Because they are born too early, preemies weigh much less than full-term babies. They may have health problems because their organs did not have enough time to develop. Problems that a baby born too early may have include

Preemies need special medical care in a neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. They stay there until their organ systems can work on their own.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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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)