2021 ICD-10-CM Code H59.03

Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H59.03 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of cystoid macular edema 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:H59.03
Short Description:Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery
Long Description:Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery

Non-specific codes like H59.03 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 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

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code H59.03 are found in the index:

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)