Valid for Submission
H50.9 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified strabismus. The code H50.9 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 H50.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like a pattern strabismus, congenital ectopic pupil, congenital pes cavus, congenital strabismus, converge in manifest squint, fusion intersection of vis axes , convergence in manifest squint, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like H50.9 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 H50.9 are found in the index:
- - Strabismus (congenital) (nonparalytic) - H50.9
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- A pattern strabismus
- Congenital ectopic pupil
- Congenital pes cavus
- Congenital strabismus
- Converge in manifest squint, fusion intersection of vis axes
- Convergence in manifest squint
- Convergence in manifest squint,anomalous with constant angle
- Convergence manifest squint,diverge intersection of vis axes
- Direction of squint
- Disjunctive ocular movements - finding
- Ectopic pupil
- Finding of ocular balance
- Hemifacial hyperplasia
- Hemifacial hyperplasia strabismus syndrome
- Intellectual disability with strabismus syndrome
- Lambda pattern strabismus
- Mehes syndrome
- Ocular convergence - finding
- Ptosis, strabismus, ectopic pupil syndrome
- Severe intellectual disability, poor language, strabismus, grimacing face, long fingers syndrome
- Speech delay
- Strabismus following cataract surgery
- Strabismus following ocular surgery
- Strabismus following retinal surgery
- Telecanthus, hypertelorism, strabismus, pes cavus syndrome
- ESOTROPIA-. a form of ocular misalignment characterized by an excessive convergence of the visual axes resulting in a "cross eye" appearance. an example of this condition occurs when paralysis of the lateral rectus muscle causes an abnormal inward deviation of one eye on attempted gaze.
- 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.
- STRABISMUS-. misalignment of the visual axes of the eyes. in comitant strabismus the degree of ocular misalignment does not vary with the direction of gaze. in noncomitant strabismus the degree of misalignment varies depending on direction of gaze or which eye is fixating on the target. miller walsh & hoyt's clinical neuro ophthalmology 4th ed p641
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 H50.9 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H50.9 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
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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