• ICD-10 Code for Corneal Scar Status-Post Laceration


    Question: We have a patient who is status-post corneal laceration and now has scarring. What is the best ICD-10 code to use as we are unsure about sequela codes?

    Answer: While ICD-10 does include sequela codes, most payers do not process these diagnosis codes. Sequela, or ICD-10 codes that end in an S, are typically only for third-party liability, such as workers compensation. Submit for the new condition which is H17.89 Other corneal scars and opacities. 

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