AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes

Blindness and Low Vision

The World Health Organization (WHO) uses blindness as a term that includes multiple categories of vision loss, while in the U.S. blindness generally means a lack of vision in both eyes. Categories of visual impairment, recognized by WHO and listed in ICD-10-CM, indicate distinct levels of impairment. In order to report the category of visual impairment as it relates specifically to each eye, new codes were created, which add a sixth character to represent the category of vision in the right eye, and a seventh character to represent the category of vision in the left eye, for the...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS .


  • The official AHA publication for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines and advice
  • Current newsletters added each quarter
  • Full Archives - over 3100 articles
  • ALL years/issues back to 1984 organized by year and issue
  • Includes ICD-10-CM/PCS Articles since 2013
  • Fully searchable through Find-A-Code's Comprehensive Search
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information pages link back to related articles
  • View all the articles associated with any code, right from the code page!
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • AHA's Coding Clinic® - ICD-10-CM/PCS +Archives

free demo
request yours today
pricing
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.