• Diagnosis for Peripapillary Atrophy

    Question: Our physician is performing fundus photography for peripapillary atrophy, and the only diagnosis we can find is H31.20 Hereditary choroidal dystrophy, unspecified, which is not accepted by our payer. Is there another diagnosis we should try?

    Answer: The appropriate ICD-10 code is H31.22 Choroidal dystrophy (central areolar) (generalized) (peripapillary). The diagnosis does not have laterality. Payers with a coverage policy for fundus photography include this diagnosis.

    Learn more about diagnosis codes in the ICD-10-CM for Ophthalmology.