Valid for Submission
H44.89 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other disorders of globe. The code H44.89 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 H44.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abnormal intraocular pressure, decreased red reflex, finding of size of globe, globe of eye large, globe of eye staphylomatous , irregular tear film, etc.
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 H44.89 are found in the index:
- - Disease, diseased - See Also: Syndrome;
- - Pseudoglioma - H44.89
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Abnormal intraocular pressure
- Decreased red reflex
- Finding of size of globe
- Globe of eye large
- Globe of eye staphylomatous
- Irregular tear film
- Keratinization of intermarginal strip
- Local abnormality of angle
- Occludable anterior chamber of eye
- Posterior pressure in eye
- Red reflex
- Shallow anterior chamber of eye
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
|MS-DRG||MS-DRG Title||MCD||Relative Weight|
|124||OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC||02||1.3988|
|125||OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC||02||0.8354|
The relative weight of a diagnostic related group determines the reimbursement rate based on the severity of a patient's illness and the associated cost of care during hospitalization.
Convert H44.89 to ICD-9 Code
Information for Patients
Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.
Common eye problems include
- Refractive errors
- Cataracts - clouded lenses
- Optic nerve disorders, including glaucoma
- Retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
- Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
- Diabetic eye problems
- Conjunctivitis - an infection also known as pink eye
Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.
NIH: National Eye Institute
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