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The healthcare world is buzzing with opinions about ICD-10, which went into effect on Oct 1, 2015.

We understand that many of you will be impacted by this change. To help you save time, here is your quick guide to potential diagnosis codes for pediatric vision screening, showing ICD-9, and the ICD-10 equivalents.

ICD-9 Code Code Description ICD-10 Code Code Description
V19.19 Family history of other specified eye disorder Z83.518 Family history of other specified eye disorder
V20.2 Routine infant or child health check Z00.121 Encounter for routine child health examination with abnormal findings
Z00.129 Encounter for routine child health examination without abnormal findings
V20.2 Routine infant or child health check Z00.121 Encounter for routine child health examination with abnormal findings
Z00.129 Encounter for routine child health examination without abnormal findings
V72.0 Examination of eyes and vision Z01.00 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision without abnormal findings
Z01.01 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision with abnormal findings
V80.2 Screening for other eye conditions Z13.5 Encounter for screening for eye and ear disorders

Remember, GoCheck Kids photoscreening can be reimbursed under CPT® reimbursement code 99174 and 99177, covering “instrument-based ocular screening (e.g., photoscreening, automated-refraction), bilateral.”


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  • Jenni DeLeon

    The ICD-10 codes are not accurate. Please review them.

    • Ely Bulante

      Hi Dr. De Leon, we appreciate your feedback. Our clinical team is reviewing the ICD-10 codes and will update those asap.

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