2022 ICD-10-CM Code T85.2

Mechanical complication of intraocular lens

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:T85.2
Short Description:Mechanical complication of intraocular lens
Long Description:Mechanical complication of intraocular lens

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (T80-T88)
      • Complications of internal prosth dev/grft (T85)

T85.2 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of mechanical complication of intraocular lens. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Complications of internal prosth dev/grft (T85). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Mechanical complication of intraocular lens

Non-specific codes like T85.2 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 mechanical complication of intraocular lens:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T85.21 for Breakdown (mechanical) of intraocular lens
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.21XA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.21XD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.21XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T85.22 for Displacement of intraocular lens
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.22XA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.22XD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.22XS for sequela
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T85.29 for Other mechanical complication of intraocular lens
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.29XA for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.29XD for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T85.29XS for sequela

Information for Patients


Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. It affects your vision. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.

A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other. Common symptoms are

Cataracts usually develop slowly. New glasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses can help at first. Surgery is also an option. It involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet sunlight may help to delay cataracts.

NIH: National Eye Institute


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Refractive Errors

The cornea and lens of your eye helps you focus. Refractive errors are vision problems that happen when the shape of the eye keeps you from focusing well. The cause could be the length of the eyeball (longer or shorter), changes in the shape of the cornea, or aging of the lens.

Four common refractive errors are

The most common symptom is blurred vision. Other symptoms may include double vision, haziness, glare or halos around bright lights, squinting, headaches, or eye strain.

Glasses or contact lenses can usually correct refractive errors. Laser eye surgery may also be a possibility.

NIH: National Eye Institute


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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)