Valid for Submission
H44.2A2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization, left eye. The code H44.2A2 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code H44.2A2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like neovascularization of choroid of left eye or neovascularization of choroid of left eye due to degenerative myopia.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Neovascularization of choroid of left eye
- Neovascularization of choroid of left eye due to degenerative myopia
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|124||OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC||02||1.3988|
|125||OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC||02||0.8354|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
H442A2 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):
Convert H44.2A2 to ICD-9 Code
Information for Patients
The cornea and lens of your eye helps you focus. Refractive errors are vision problems that happen when the shape of the eye keeps you from focusing well. The cause could be the length of the eyeball (longer or shorter), changes in the shape of the cornea, or aging of the lens.
Four common refractive errors are
- Myopia, or nearsightedness - clear vision close up but blurry in the distance
- Hyperopia, or farsightedness - clear vision in the distance but blurry close up
- Presbyopia - inability to focus close up as a result of aging
- Astigmatism - focus problems caused by the cornea
The most common symptom is blurred vision. Other symptoms may include double vision, haziness, glare or halos around bright lights, squinting, headaches, or eye strain.
Glasses or contact lenses can usually correct refractive errors. Laser eye surgery may also be a possibility.
NIH: National Eye Institute
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