2022 ICD-10-CM Code H59.4

Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H59.4
Short Description:Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb
Long Description:Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified (H59)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disord of eye and adnexa, NEC (H59)

H59.4 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Specific Coding for Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb

Non-specific codes like H59.4 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 inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.40 for Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.41 for Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, stage 1
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.42 for Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, stage 2
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.43 for Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, stage 3

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 H59.4:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
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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)