JUN 16, 2015
ICD-10 Diagnosis Code for Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
Question: How do I code for a patient that has primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG)? Is it H40.11X and the appropriate stage coding? I noticed there are no eye indicators.
Answer: You are correct. There are no eye indicators.
H40.11 Primary open-angle glaucoma chronic simple glaucoma
One of the following seventh characters is to be assigned to code:
H40.11 to designate the stage of glaucoma
0 – stage unspecified
1 – mild stage
2 – moderate stage
3 – severe stage
4 – indeterminate stage