Valid for Submission
H53.469 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of homonymous bilateral field defects, unspecified side. The code H53.469 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 H53.469 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like altitudinal hemianopia, bilateral homonymous altitudinal hemianopia, complete homonymous hemianopia, homonymous hemianopia, homonymous quadrant anopia , inattention homonymous hemianopia, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like H53.469 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.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H53.469:
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Homonymous bilateral field defects NOS
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Altitudinal hemianopia
- Bilateral homonymous altitudinal hemianopia
- Complete homonymous hemianopia
- Homonymous hemianopia
- Homonymous quadrant anopia
- Inattention homonymous hemianopia
- Incomplete homonymous hemianopia
Convert H53.469 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H53.469 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
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NIH: National Eye Institute
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