2022 ICD-10-CM Code H47.0

Disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H47.0
Short Description:Disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified
Long Description:Disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of optic nerve and visual pathways (H46-H47)
      • Other disorders of optic [2nd] nerve and visual pathways (H47)

H47.0 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified. 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 Disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified

Non-specific codes like H47.0 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 disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H47.01 for Ischemic optic neuropathy
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.011 for Ischemic optic neuropathy, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.012 for Ischemic optic neuropathy, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.013 for Ischemic optic neuropathy, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.019 for Ischemic optic neuropathy, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H47.02 for Hemorrhage in optic nerve sheath
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.021 for Hemorrhage in optic nerve sheath, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.022 for Hemorrhage in optic nerve sheath, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.023 for Hemorrhage in optic nerve sheath, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.029 for Hemorrhage in optic nerve sheath, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H47.03 for Optic nerve hypoplasia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.031 for Optic nerve hypoplasia, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.032 for Optic nerve hypoplasia, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.033 for Optic nerve hypoplasia, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.039 for Optic nerve hypoplasia, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H47.09 for Other disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.091 for Other disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.092 for Other disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.093 for Other disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H47.099 for Other disorders of optic nerve, not elsewhere classified, unspecified eye

Information for Patients


Optic Nerve Disorders

The optic nerve is a bundle of more than 1 million nerve fibers that carry visual messages. You have one connecting the back of each eye (your retina) to your brain. Damage to an optic nerve can cause vision loss. The type of vision loss and how severe it is depends on where the damage occurs. It may affect one or both eyes.

There are many different types of optic nerve disorders, including:

Contact your health care provider if you are having vision problems. Tests for optic nerve disorders may include eye exams, ophthalmoscopy (an examination of the back of your eye), and imaging tests. Treatment depends on which disorder that you have. With some optic nerve disorders, you may get your vision back. With others, there is no treatment, or treatment may only prevent further vision loss.


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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
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)