• ICD-10 Code for Rule Out Child Abuse

    Question: Our physician saw a patient to rule out child abuse. There was no ocular trauma noted, and it was a normal exam. Is there an ICD-10 code we should submit?

    Answer: There is an ICD-10 code Z04.72 Encounter for examination and observation following alleged child physical abuse. You may consider using Z01.00 Encounter for examination of eyes and vision without abnormal findings. Either way the patient or responsible party may be responsible for the exam.

    Learn more about ICD-10 codes in the ICD-10-CM for Ophthalmology.