CHRPE (Congenital Hypertrophy of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium) ICD-10-CM Codes

Dive into the 2023 guide on CHRPE ICD-10-CM codes. Understand the specific codes, their clinical descriptions, and their billing implications.

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CHRPE (Congenital Hypertrophy of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium) ICD-10-CM Codes
CHRPE (Congenital Hypertrophy of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium) ICD-10-CM Codes

What ICD-10 Codes Are Used for CHRPE?

CHRPE is a benign retinal lesion. Here are the commonly used CHRPE ICD codes:

  • H35.89: Other specified retinal disorders (can include CHRPE)

Which CHRPE ICD Codes Are Billable?

Determining which CHRPE ICD codes are billable is essential for healthcare providers. Here's an overview:

  • H35.89: Yes. This code can be used for other specified retinal disorders encompassing CHRPE.

Clinical Information

CHRPE is a benign condition but has specific clinical characteristics. Here's what you need to know:

  • CHRPE appears as a dark, flat spot on the retina and is usually round or oval.
  • It is congenital, meaning it's present at birth.
  • CHRPE is non-progressive and typically doesn't affect vision.
  • Diagnosis is primarily through a dilated eye exam.
  • No treatment is usually necessary for CHRPE, but regular eye exams are recommended to monitor for any changes.

Synonyms Include:

  • Retinal pigment epithelial hypertrophy
  • RPE hypertrophy
  • Benign retinal lesion
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Commonly asked questions

Is CHRPE a cause for concern?

While CHRPE is a benign lesion and typically doesn't affect vision, it's essential to differentiate it from other retinal conditions. Regular eye exams can ensure that the lesion remains stable and non-progressive.

Can CHRPE lead to vision loss?

No, CHRPE itself doesn't lead to vision loss. However, monitoring the lesion and differentiating it from other potential retinal conditions that might affect vision is crucial.

How is CHRPE diagnosed?

CHRPE is diagnosed through a comprehensive eye exam, especially with a dilated retinal examination. The lesion's characteristic appearance helps in its identification.

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