Valid for Submission
H50.10 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified exotropia. The code H50.10 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 H50.10 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like a pattern strabismus, bilateral congenital exotropia of eyes, bilateral exotropia of eyes, bilateral intermittent exotropia, congenital exotropia , congenital exotropia of left eye, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like H50.10 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.
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 H50.10 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- A pattern strabismus
- Bilateral congenital exotropia of eyes
- Bilateral exotropia of eyes
- Bilateral intermittent exotropia
- Congenital exotropia
- Congenital exotropia of left eye
- Congenital exotropia of right eye
- Consecutive exotropia
- Consecutive exotropia of bilateral eyes
- Consecutive exotropia of left eye
- Consecutive exotropia of right eye
- Distance exotropia
- Divergent concomitant strabismus
- Exotropia of left eye
- Exotropia of right eye
- Incomitant exotropia
- Intermittent exotropia
- Intermittent monocular exotropia
- Monocular exotropia
- Monocular exotropia with A pattern
- Monocular exotropia with noncommitance other than A OR V pattern
- Monocular exotropia with V-pattern strabismus
- Monocular exotropia with X AND/OR Y pattern
- Monocular exotropia with X pattern
- Monocular exotropia with Y pattern
- Near exotropia
- Non-comitant strabismus
- Primary exotropia
- Residual exotropia
- Secondary exotropia
- Sensory exotropia
- V-pattern strabismus
- EXOTROPIA-. a form of ocular misalignment where the visual axes diverge inappropriately. for example medial rectus muscle weakness may produce this condition as the affected eye will deviate laterally upon attempted forward gaze. an exotropia occurs due to the relatively unopposed force exerted on the eye by the lateral rectus muscle which pulls the eye in an outward direction.
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.
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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
- Strabismus - a disorder in which the two eyes don't line up in the same direction. This results in "crossed eyes" or "walleye."
- Nystagmus - fast, uncontrollable movements of the eyes, sometimes called "dancing eyes"
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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