2021 ICD-10-CM Code T86.84

Complications of corneal transplant

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

T86.84 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of complications of corneal transplant. 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:T86.84
Short Description:Complications of corneal transplant
Long Description:Complications of corneal transplant

Code Classification

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Complications of transplanted organs and tissue (T86). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Complications of corneal transplant

Non-specific codes like T86.84 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 complications of corneal transplant:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T86.840 for Corneal transplant rejection
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8401 for right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8402 for left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8403 for bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8409 for unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T86.841 for Corneal transplant failure
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8411 for right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8412 for left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8413 for bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8419 for unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T86.842 for Corneal transplant infection
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8421 for right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8422 for left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8423 for bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8429 for unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T86.848 for Other complications of corneal transplant
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8481 for right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8482 for left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8483 for bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8489 for unspecified eye
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - T86.849 for Unspecified complication of corneal transplant
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8491 for right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8492 for left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8493 for bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use T86.8499 for unspecified eye

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code T86.84:


Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Information for Patients


Corneal Disorders

Your cornea is the outermost layer of your eye. It is clear and shaped like a dome. The cornea helps to shield the rest of the eye from germs, dust, and other harmful matter. It also helps your eye to focus. If you wear contact lenses, they float on top of your corneas.

Problems with the cornea include

Treatments of corneal disorders include medicines, corneal transplantation, and corneal laser surgery.

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)