2022 ICD-10-CM Code H44.2E

Degenerative myopia with other maculopathy

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H44.2E
Short Description:Degenerative myopia with other maculopathy
Long Description:Degenerative myopia with other maculopathy

Code Classification

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

H44.2E is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of degenerative myopia with other maculopathy. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Degenerative myopia with other maculopathy

Non-specific codes like H44.2E require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for degenerative myopia with other maculopathy:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.2E1 for Degenerative myopia with other maculopathy, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.2E2 for Degenerative myopia with other maculopathy, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.2E3 for Degenerative myopia with other maculopathy, bilateral eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H44.2E9 for Degenerative myopia with other maculopathy, unspecified eye

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code H44.2E are found in the index:

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