2022 ICD-10-CM Code H40.229

Chronic angle-closure glaucoma, unspecified eye

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H40.229
Short Description:Chronic angle-closure glaucoma, unspecified eye
Long Description:Chronic angle-closure glaucoma, unspecified eye

Code Classification

H40.229 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of chronic angle-closure glaucoma, unspecified eye. 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.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like H40.229 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Specific Coding for Chronic angle-closure glaucoma, unspecified eye

Non-specific codes like H40.229 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 chronic angle-closure glaucoma, unspecified eye:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.2290 for stage unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.2291 for mild stage
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.2292 for moderate stage
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.2293 for severe stage
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.2294 for indeterminate stage

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)