2021 ICD-10-CM Code H53.04

Amblyopia suspect

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H53.04 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of amblyopia suspect. 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.

Short Description:Amblyopia suspect
Long Description:Amblyopia suspect

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Amblyopia suspect

Non-specific codes like H53.04 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 amblyopia suspect:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H53.041 for Amblyopia suspect, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H53.042 for Amblyopia suspect, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H53.043 for Amblyopia suspect, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H53.049 for Amblyopia suspect, unspecified eye

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 H53.04 are found in the index:

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