ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z97.3

Presence of spectacles and contact lenses

Diagnosis Code Z97.3

ICD-10: Z97.3
Short Description: Presence of spectacles and contact lenses
Long Description: Presence of spectacles and contact lenses
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z97.3

Valid for Submission
The code Z97.3 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Presence of other devices (Z97)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Unacceptable principal diagnosis Additional informationCallout TooltipUnacceptable principal diagnosis
There are selected codes that describe a circumstance which influences an individual’s health status but not a current illness or injury, or codes that are not specific manifestations but may be due to an underlying cause. These codes are considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis.

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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code Z97.3 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Contact lens related conjunctivitis
  • Contact lens related giant papillary conjunctivitis
  • Finding of device of eye
  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis
  • Vertigo associated with recent change in eyeglasses
  • Wears bifocal glasses
  • Wears dark glasses
  • Wears glasses
  • Wears varifocal glasses

Information for Patients

Eye Wear

Also called: Contact lenses, Eyeglasses

Eye wear protects or corrects your vision. Examples are

  • Sunglasses
  • Safety goggles
  • Glasses (also called eyeglasses)
  • Contact lenses

If you need corrective lenses, you may be able to choose between contacts or glasses. Either usually requires a prescription. Almost anyone can wear glasses. Contact lenses require more careful handling.

Many jobs and some sports carry a risk of eye injury. Thousands of children and adults get eye injuries every year. Most are preventable with proper eye protection. Everyone is at risk for eye damage from the sun year-round. It's important to regularly use sunglasses that block out at least 99 percent of UV rays.

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