2021 ICD-10-CM Code H50.3

Intermittent heterotropia

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H50.3 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of intermittent heterotropia. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:H50.3
Short Description:Intermittent heterotropia
Long Description:Intermittent heterotropia

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Intermittent heterotropia

Non-specific codes like H50.3 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 intermittent heterotropia:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.30 for Unspecified intermittent heterotropia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H50.31 for Intermittent monocular esotropia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.311 for Intermittent monocular esotropia, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.312 for Intermittent monocular esotropia, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.32 for Intermittent alternating esotropia
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H50.33 for Intermittent monocular exotropia
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.331 for Intermittent monocular exotropia, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.332 for Intermittent monocular exotropia, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H50.34 for Intermittent alternating exotropia

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)