• Dry Eye Diagnosis for Epilation


    Question: Our physician performed epilation with a primary diagnosis of dry eyes; however, we have not seen this diagnosis attached to this procedure before. Is this payable?

    Answer: ICD-10 codes H04.12- Dry eyes, may be a covered benefit based on the specific payer policy. Most practices link trichiasis from the H02.059 family to epilation.

    Learn more about ICD-10 code linkage in the Coding Coach: Complete Ophthalmic Reference.