2022 ICD-10-CM Code H50.1

Exotropia

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H50.1
Short Description:Exotropia
Long Description:Exotropia

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of ocular muscles, binocular movement, accommodation and refraction (H49-H52)
      • Other strabismus (H50)

H50.1 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of exotropia. 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 Exotropia

Non-specific codes like H50.1 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 exotropia:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.10 for Unspecified exotropia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H50.11 for Monocular exotropia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.111 for Monocular exotropia, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.112 for Monocular exotropia, left eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H50.12 for Monocular exotropia with A pattern
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.121 for Monocular exotropia with A pattern, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.122 for Monocular exotropia with A pattern, left eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H50.13 for Monocular exotropia with V pattern
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.131 for Monocular exotropia with V pattern, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.132 for Monocular exotropia with V pattern, left eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H50.14 for Monocular exotropia with other noncomitancies
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.141 for Monocular exotropia with other noncomitancies, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.142 for Monocular exotropia with other noncomitancies, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.15 for Alternating exotropia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.16 for Alternating exotropia with A pattern
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.17 for Alternating exotropia with V pattern
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.18 for Alternating exotropia with other noncomitancies

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H50.1:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Clinical Information

Information for Patients


Eye Movement Disorders

When you look at an object, you're using several muscles to move both eyes to focus on it. If you have a problem with the muscles, the eyes don't work properly.

There are many kinds of eye movement disorders. Two common ones are

Some eye movement disorders are present at birth. Others develop over time and may be associated with other problems, such as injuries. Treatments include glasses, patches, eye muscle exercises, and surgery. There is no cure for some kinds of eye movement disorders, such as most kinds of nystagmus.


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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)