MAY 19, 2016
ICD-10 Code for Corneal Melt
Question: ICD-10 Code for Corneal Melt?
Answer: According to Gordon Johns, MD, author of ICD-10-CM for Ophthalmology: The Complete Reference, this could manifest from many different underlying causes. “Thus, it is far better to use the diagnosis for the underlying process if at all possible. If no other code is applicable, consider ICD-10 code H18.89 Other specified disorders of cornea. I believe it would be better to code the underlying scleritis or ulcer, etc. You may also consider using the ectasia code: H15.84- Scleral ectasia.”.