H44.2C9 - Degenerative myopia with retinal detachment, unspecified eye

Version 2023
ICD-10:H44.2C9
Short Description:Degenerative myopia with retinal detachment, unspecified eye
Long Description:Degenerative myopia with retinal detachment, unspecified eye
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of vitreous body and globe (H43-H44)
      • Disorders of globe (H44)

H44.2C9 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of degenerative myopia with retinal detachment, unspecified eye. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like H44.2C9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Replacement Code

H442C9 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
H44.2C9360.21 - Progressive high myopia
Combination Flag - Multiple codes are needed to describe the source diagnosis code. Correct coding should be done based on contextual judgment.
H44.2C9361.9 - Retinal detachment NOS
Combination Flag - Multiple codes are needed to describe the source diagnosis code. Correct coding should be done based on contextual judgment.

Code History