2021 ICD-10-CM Code H59.0

Disorders of the eye following cataract surgery

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H59.0 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of disorders of the eye following cataract surgery. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:H59.0
Short Description:Disorders of the eye following cataract surgery
Long Description:Disorders of the eye following cataract surgery

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Disorders of the eye following cataract surgery

Non-specific codes like H59.0 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for disorders of the eye following cataract surgery:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.01 for Keratopathy (bullous aphakic) following cataract surgery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.011 for Keratopathy (bullous aphakic) following cataract surgery, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.012 for Keratopathy (bullous aphakic) following cataract surgery, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.013 for Keratopathy (bullous aphakic) following cataract surgery, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.019 for Keratopathy (bullous aphakic) following cataract surgery, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.02 for Cataract (lens) fragments in eye following cataract surgery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.021 for Cataract (lens) fragments in eye following cataract surgery, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.022 for Cataract (lens) fragments in eye following cataract surgery, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.023 for Cataract (lens) fragments in eye following cataract surgery, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.029 for Cataract (lens) fragments in eye following cataract surgery, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.03 for Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.031 for Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.032 for Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.033 for Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.039 for Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery, unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - H59.09 for Other disorders of the eye following cataract surgery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.091 for Other disorders of the right eye following cataract surgery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.092 for Other disorders of the left eye following cataract surgery
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.093 for Other disorders of the eye following cataract surgery, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.099 for Other disorders of unspecified eye following cataract surgery

Information for Patients


Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. It affects your vision. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other. Common symptoms are

Cataracts usually develop slowly. New glasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses can help at first. Surgery is also an option. It involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet sunlight may help to delay cataracts.

NIH: National Eye Institute


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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
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)