2022 ICD-10-CM Code H44.2A2

Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization, left eye

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

Short Description:Degeneratv myopia with choroidal neovascularization, l eye
Long Description:Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization, left eye

Code Classification

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

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.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Replacement Code

H442A2 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

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Information for Patients

Refractive Errors

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

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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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