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.
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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.