ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H44.2A9

Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization, unsp

Diagnosis Code H44.2A9

ICD-10: H44.2A9
Short Description: Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization, unsp
Long Description: Degenerative myopia with choroidal neovascularization, unspecified eye
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H44.2A9

Valid for Submission
The code H44.2A9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H44.2A9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


Convert to ICD-9
  • 360.21 - Progressive high myopia (Combination Flag)
  • 370.60 - Cornea neovasculariz NOS (Combination Flag)

  • Myopic choroidal neovascularization

Replacement Code
This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • H35.051 - Retinal neovascularization, unspecified, right eye
  • H35.052 - Retinal neovascularization, unspecified, left eye
  • H35.053 - Retinal neovascularization, unspecified, bilateral
  • H35.059 - Retinal neovascularization, unspecified, unspecified eye
  • H44.20 - Degenerative myopia, unspecified eye
  • H44.21 - Degenerative myopia, right eye
  • H44.22 - Degenerative myopia, left eye
  • H44.23 - Degenerative myopia, bilateral

ICD-10 Footnotes

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