H40.06 - Primary angle closure without glaucoma damage

Version 2023
ICD-10:H40.06
Short Description:Primary angle closure without glaucoma damage
Long Description:Primary angle closure without glaucoma damage
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:

H40.06 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 primary angle closure without glaucoma damage. 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 Primary angle closure without glaucoma damage

Non-specific codes like H40.06 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 primary angle closure without glaucoma damage:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.061 for Primary angle closure without glaucoma damage, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.062 for Primary angle closure without glaucoma damage, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.063 for Primary angle closure without glaucoma damage, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.069 for Primary angle closure without glaucoma damage, unspecified eye

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Patient Education


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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