2022 ICD-10-CM Code H44.2A

Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H44.2A
Short Description:Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization
Long Description:Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization

Code Classification

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

H44.2A is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization. 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 Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization

Non-specific codes like H44.2A 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 degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.2A1 for Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.2A2 for Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.2A3 for Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization, bilateral eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.2A9 for Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization, unspecified eye

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 H44.2A:


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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 H44.2A are found in the index:

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