• Oil Removal Diagnosis When Detachment Is No Longer Present

    Question: What is the proper diagnosis code for removal of oil months after the retinal detachment has been repaired and the patient no longer has the detachment?

    Answer: The ICD-10-CM code would be T85.398A, Other mechanical complication of other ocular implants. Some carriers may deny the surgery with this code as primary. If so, submit H33.8 Other retinal detachments as primary, T85.398A as secondary.

    Learn more about retinal diagnosis in the Retina Coding Complete Reference Guide.