2021 ICD-10-CM Code H40.8

Other glaucoma

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H40.8 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other glaucoma. 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:H40.8
Short Description:Other glaucoma
Long Description:Other glaucoma

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other glaucoma

Non-specific codes like H40.8 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 other glaucoma:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H40.81 for Glaucoma with increased episcleral venous pressure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.811 for Glaucoma with increased episcleral venous pressure, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.812 for Glaucoma with increased episcleral venous pressure, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.813 for Glaucoma with increased episcleral venous pressure, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.819 for Glaucoma with increased episcleral venous pressure, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H40.82 for Hypersecretion glaucoma
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.821 for Hypersecretion glaucoma, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.822 for Hypersecretion glaucoma, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.823 for Hypersecretion glaucoma, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.829 for Hypersecretion glaucoma, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H40.83 for Aqueous misdirection
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.831 for Aqueous misdirection, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.832 for Aqueous misdirection, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.833 for Aqueous misdirection, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.839 for Aqueous misdirection, unspecified eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H40.89 for Other specified glaucoma

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)