2021 ICD-10-CM Code H40.05

Ocular hypertension

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H40.05 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of ocular hypertension. 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:H40.05
Short Description:Ocular hypertension
Long Description:Ocular hypertension

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Ocular hypertension

Non-specific codes like H40.05 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 ocular hypertension:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.051 for Ocular hypertension, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.052 for Ocular hypertension, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.053 for Ocular hypertension, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.059 for Ocular hypertension, 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 H40.05 are found in the index:

Clinical Information

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)