2022 ICD-10-CM Code H44.2D9

Degenerative myopia with foveoschisis, unspecified eye

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

Short Description:Degenerative myopia with foveoschisis, unspecified eye
Long Description:Degenerative myopia with foveoschisis, unspecified eye

Code Classification

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

H44.2D9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of degenerative myopia with foveoschisis, unspecified eye. The code H44.2D9 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 H44.2D9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like congenital retinoschisis, drusen of optic disc or microphthalmia, retinitis pigmentosa, foveoschisis, optic disc drusen syndrome.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like H44.2D9 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.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Replacement Code

H442D9 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Convert H44.2D9 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H44.2D9 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

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