2021 ICD-10-CM Code H40.013

Open angle with borderline findings, low risk, bilateral

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

H40.013 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of open angle with borderline findings, low risk, bilateral. The code H40.013 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code H40.013 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral open-angle glaucoma, cupping of optic disc co-occurrent and due to open angle glaucoma, cupping of optic discs of bilateral eyes co-occurrent and due to open-angle glaucoma, optic cupping of left eye or optic cupping of right eye.

ICD-10:H40.013
Short Description:Open angle with borderline findings, low risk, bilateral
Long Description:Open angle with borderline findings, low risk, bilateral

Code Classification

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Convert H40.013 to ICD-9 Code

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Information for Patients


Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve. It is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. It usually happens when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, damaging the optic nerve. Often there are no symptoms at first. Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral, or side vision. They seem to be looking through a tunnel. Over time, straight-ahead vision may decrease until no vision remains.

A comprehensive eye exam can tell if you have glaucoma. People at risk should get eye exams at least every two years. They include

There is no cure, but glaucoma can usually be controlled. Early treatment can help protect your eyes against vision loss. Treatments usually include prescription eyedrops and/or surgery.

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)