JUN 17, 2015
Appropriate ICD-10 Code for a Mature Cataract
Question: What is the appropriate ICD-10 code for a mature cataract?
Answer: Most local coverage determination policies that include complex cataract surgery may code a mature cataract as one of the following three codes:
- H25.21 Age-related cataract, morgagnian type (hypermature) right eye, H25.22 left eye, or H25.23 bilateral;
- H25.811 Combined forms of age-related cataract right eye, H25.812 left eye, or H25.813 bilateral;
- H25.89 Other age-related cataract.