2021 ICD-10-CM Code H59.819

Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment, unspecified eye

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

H59.819 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment, unspecified eye. The code H59.819 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 H59.819 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like chorioretinal scars following retinal detachment surgery, flat chorioretinal lesion, focal chorioretinal lesion, o/e - laser photocoagulation scars, photocoagulation scars , postsurgical chorioretinal scar, etc.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like H59.819 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:H59.819
Short Description:Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment, unsp eye
Long Description:Chorioretinal scars after surgery for detachment, unspecified eye

Code Classification

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert H59.819 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H59.819 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

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)