Valid for Submission
S05.72XA is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of avulsion of left eye, initial encounter. The code S05.72XA 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 S05.72XA might also be used to specify conditions or terms like avulsion of eye, bilateral traumatic avulsion of eyes, traumatic avulsion of left eye, traumatic avulsion of right eye or traumatic enucleation of eye.
S05.72XA is an initial encounter code, includes a 7th character and should be used while the patient is receiving active treatment for a condition like avulsion of left eye. According to ICD-10-CM Guidelines an "initial encounter" doesn't necessarily means "initial visit". The 7th character should be used when the patient is undergoing active treatment regardless if new or different providers saw the patient over the course of a treatment. The appropriate 7th character codes should also be used even if the patient delayed seeking treatment for a condition.
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Injury of eye and orbit (S05). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Avulsion of eye
- Bilateral traumatic avulsion of eyes
- Traumatic avulsion of left eye
- Traumatic avulsion of right eye
- Traumatic enucleation of eye
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert S05.72XA to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code S05.72XA 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.
Information for Patients
The structure of your face helps protect your eyes from injury. Still, injuries can damage your eye, sometimes severely enough that you could lose your vision. Most eye injuries are preventable. If you play sports or work in certain jobs, you may need protection.
The most common type of injury happens when something irritates the outer surface of your eye. Certain jobs such as industrial jobs or hobbies such as carpentry make this type of injury more likely. It's also more likely if you wear contact lenses.
Chemicals or heat can burn your eyes. With chemicals, the pain may cause you to close your eyes. This traps the irritant next to the eye and may cause more damage. You should wash out your eye right away while you wait for medical help.
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