2021 ICD-10-CM Code H53.049

Amblyopia suspect, unspecified eye

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

H53.049 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of amblyopia suspect, unspecified eye. The code H53.049 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like H53.049 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.

ICD-10:H53.049
Short Description:Amblyopia suspect, unspecified eye
Long Description:Amblyopia suspect, unspecified eye

Code Classification

Replacement Code

H53049 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

Convert H53.049 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H53.049 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.

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