OCT 06, 2016
Coding Top 10: ICD-10 Code for Amblyopia Suspect, Laterality with Diabetes Codes
Coding Top 10, October 2016
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October's coding questions highlight ICD-10 coding changes effective Oct. 1 with topics ranging from ICD-10 code for amblyopia suspect, laterality with diabetes codes and correct coding for AMD.
- Prediabetes ICD-10 Code
What code should we use when a patient is not diagnosed with diabetes, but has symptoms?
- 7th Final Character for Fractures
For injury and trauma ICD-10 codes, we often use a seventh final character A, D or S. Are these still appropriate for orbital floor fractures?
- Orbital Floor Fracture Laterality and Status
We have a patient who suffered an open fracture of the orbital floor, right eye. The new ICD-10 code looks like it now requires laterality and status. Is this correct?
- ICD-10 Code for Amblyopia Suspect
Is there an ICD-10 code for a patient suspected of having amblyopia?
- Effective Date of ICD-10
I am confused when ICD-10 codes go into effect, as they are referred to as 2017 ICD-10 codes. Do they go into effect in 2016 or 2017?
- Laterality with Diabetes Codes
Do all diabetes ICD-10 codes require laterality as of Oct. 1, 2016?
- Correct Coding for AMD
We were taught that, whether wet or dry, we should not specify which eye has AMD. Has that changed as of Oct. 1, 2016?
- ICD-10 Code for Fuchs’ Dystrophy
Has laterality been added to Fuchs’ dystrophy?
- How to Stage Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Diagnosis
We have a patient with secondary glaucoma due to trauma in her left eye and primary open-angle glaucoma in her right eye. Do I stage her glaucoma diagnosis based on her right eye only, or include the left eye since it has a greater visual defect?
- ICD-10 Code for Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
How do I code for a patient who has primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG)?