H40.01 - Open angle with borderline findings, low risk

Version 2023
ICD-10:H40.01
Short Description:Open angle with borderline findings, low risk
Long Description:Open angle with borderline findings, low risk
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:

H40.01 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of open angle with borderline findings, low risk. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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 Open angle with borderline findings, low risk

Non-specific codes like H40.01 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 open angle with borderline findings, low risk:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.011 for Open angle with borderline findings, low risk, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.012 for Open angle with borderline findings, low risk, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.013 for Open angle with borderline findings, low risk, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.019 for Open angle with borderline findings, low risk, unspecified eye

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