2021 ICD-10-CM Code H59.81

Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H59.81 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment. 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:H59.81
Short Description:Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment
Long Description:Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment

Non-specific codes like H59.81 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 chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.811 for Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.812 for Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.813 for Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H59.819 for Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment, 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 H59.81 are found in the index:

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)