Valid for Submission
H59.40 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, unspecified. The code H59.40 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code H59.40 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like blebitis, chronic postoperative endophthalmitis, conjunctival blebitis following glaucoma surgery, disorder of filtering bleb, postoperative endophthalmitis , postoperative infectious endophthalmitis, etc.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like H59.40 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 H59.40 are found in the index:
- - Blebitis, postprocedural - H59.40
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Chronic postoperative endophthalmitis
- Conjunctival blebitis following glaucoma surgery
- Disorder of filtering bleb
- Postoperative endophthalmitis
- Postoperative infectious endophthalmitis
- Postoperative sterile endophthalmitis
- Postprocedural blebitis
- Sterile endophthalmitis