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.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Chorioretinal scars following retinal detachment surgery
- Flat chorioretinal lesion
- Focal chorioretinal lesion
- O/E - Laser photocoagulation scars
- Photocoagulation scars
- Postsurgical chorioretinal scar
- Postsurgical choroid scar
- Postsurgical retinal scar
- Punched out chorioretinal lesion
- Surgical scar
- Surgical scar
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
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.