ICD-10-CM Code H52.203

Unspecified astigmatism, bilateral

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H52.203 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unspecified astigmatism, bilateral. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code H52.203 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like astigmatism of left eye, astigmatism of left eye, astigmatism of right eye, astigmatism of right eye, bilateral eye astigmatism, high astigmatism, etc

ICD-10:H52.203
Short Description:Unspecified astigmatism, bilateral
Long Description:Unspecified astigmatism, bilateral

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Astigmatism of left eye
  • Astigmatism of left eye
  • Astigmatism of right eye
  • Astigmatism of right eye
  • Bilateral eye astigmatism
  • High astigmatism
  • High astigmatism of bilateral eyes
  • High astigmatism of left eye
  • High astigmatism of right eye

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code H52.203 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 124 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC
  • 125 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC

Convert H52.203 to ICD-9

  • 367.20 - Astigmatism NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

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

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Refractive Errors

Also called: Farsightedness, Hyperopia, Myopia, Nearsightedness

The cornea and lens of your eye helps you focus. Refractive errors are vision problems that happen when the shape of the eye keeps you from focusing well. The cause could be the length of the eyeball (longer or shorter), changes in the shape of the cornea, or aging of the lens.

Four common refractive errors are

  • Myopia, or nearsightedness - clear vision close up but blurry in the distance
  • Hyperopia, or farsightedness - clear vision in the distance but blurry close up
  • Presbyopia - inability to focus close up as a result of aging
  • Astigmatism - focus problems caused by the cornea

The most common symptom is blurred vision. Other symptoms may include double vision, haziness, glare or halos around bright lights, squinting, headaches, or eye strain.

Glasses or contact lenses can usually correct refractive errors. Laser eye surgery may also be a possibility.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Astigmatism (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Facts about Presbyopia - NIH (National Eye Institute)
  • Farsightedness (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Nearsightedness (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Presbyopia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Refraction test (Medical Encyclopedia)

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