2022 ICD-10-CM Code H35.73

Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H35.73
Short Description:Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium
Long Description:Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of choroid and retina (H30-H36)
      • Other retinal disorders (H35)

H35.73 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium. 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 Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium

Non-specific codes like H35.73 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 hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.731 for Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.732 for Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.733 for Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H35.739 for Hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium, 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 H35.73 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Bleeding

Bleeding is the loss of blood. It can be external, or outside the body, like when you get a cut or wound. It can also be internal, or inside the body, like when you have an injury to an internal organ. Some bleeding, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, coughing up blood, or vaginal bleeding, can be a symptom of a disease.

Normally, when you are injured and start bleeding, a blood clot forms to stop the bleeding quickly. Afterwards, the clot dissolves naturally. To be able to make a clot, your blood needs blood proteins called clotting factors and a type of blood cell called platelets. Some people have a problem with clotting, due to another medical condition or an inherited disease. There are two types of problems:

Sometimes bleeding can cause other problems. A bruise is bleeding under the skin. Some strokes are caused by bleeding in the brain. Severe bleeding may require first aid or a trip to the emergency room.


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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)