ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H54.2X21

Low vision r eye category 2, low vision left eye category 1

Diagnosis Code H54.2X21

ICD-10: H54.2X21
Short Description: Low vision r eye category 2, low vision left eye category 1
Long Description: Low vision right eye category 2, low vision left eye category 1
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H54.2X21

Valid for Submission
The code H54.2X21 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Visual disturbances and blindness (H53-H54)
      • Blindness and low vision (H54)

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-9
  • 369.24 - One eye-moderate/oth-sev (Approximate Flag)

Replacement Code
This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • H54.2 - Low vision, both eyes


ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
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