ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H54.42A3

Blindness left eye category 3, normal vision right eye

Diagnosis Code H54.42A3

ICD-10: H54.42A3
Short Description: Blindness left eye category 3, normal vision right eye
Long Description: Blindness left eye category 3, normal vision right eye
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H54.42A3

Valid for Submission
The code H54.42A3 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
  • 369.68 - Profnd impair/near norm (Approximate Flag)
  • 369.69 - Profound impair/normal (Approximate Flag)

Replacement Code
This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • H54.42 - Blindness, left eye, normal vision right eye


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
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

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