ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H44.2B3

Degenerative myopia with macular hole, bilateral eye

Diagnosis Code H44.2B3

ICD-10: H44.2B3
Short Description: Degenerative myopia with macular hole, bilateral eye
Long Description: Degenerative myopia with macular hole, bilateral eye
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H44.2B3

Valid for Submission
The code H44.2B3 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

New 2018 ICD-10 Code
H44.2B3 is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2018, effective October 1, 2017.

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 H44.2B3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 124 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC
  • 125 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC

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Replacement Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplacement Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • H35.30 - Unspecified macular degeneration
  • H44.20 - Degenerative myopia, unspecified eye
  • H44.21 - Degenerative myopia, right eye
  • H44.22 - Degenerative myopia, left eye
  • H44.23 - Degenerative myopia, bilateral


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