2022 ICD-10-CM Code H44.1

Other endophthalmitis

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

Short Description:Other endophthalmitis
Long Description:Other endophthalmitis

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of vitreous body and globe (H43-H44)
      • Disorders of globe (H44)

H44.1 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 endophthalmitis. 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.

Specific Coding for Other endophthalmitis

Non-specific codes like H44.1 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 endophthalmitis:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.11 for Panuveitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.111 for Panuveitis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.112 for Panuveitis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.113 for Panuveitis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.119 for Panuveitis, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.12 for Parasitic endophthalmitis, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.121 for Parasitic endophthalmitis, unspecified, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.122 for Parasitic endophthalmitis, unspecified, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.123 for Parasitic endophthalmitis, unspecified, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.129 for Parasitic endophthalmitis, unspecified, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H44.13 for Sympathetic uveitis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.131 for Sympathetic uveitis, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.132 for Sympathetic uveitis, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.133 for Sympathetic uveitis, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.139 for Sympathetic uveitis, unspecified eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.19 for Other endophthalmitis

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H44.1:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Clinical Information

Information for Patients

Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

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)