2021 ICD-10-CM Code H59.40

Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, unspecified

Version 2021
Billable Code
Unspecified Code
MS-DRG Mapping

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.

ICD-10:H59.40
Short Description:Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, unspecified
Long Description:Inflammation (infection) of postprocedural bleb, unspecified

Code Classification

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:

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

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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)