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Topic Originator: Tori
Post Date April 22, 2011 @ 10:21 AM
eye F/B sensation


Tori
April 22, 2011 @ 10:21 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Looking for advice on how to code for a diagnosis of "eye foreign body sensation". No foreign body was found and the doctor didn't write anything else except "no abrasion" and "no h/o allergies"

thanks

annette
May 6, 2011 @ 5:20 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Then I would code out the signs and symtoms.  like pain in and around eye 379.91.  Red eye 379.93.  if that doesn't apply then you have to go back and ask your doctor what dx the patient has.

Annette

Tori
May 11, 2011 @ 3:40 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Thank you for responding, unfortunately the Dr. didn't put any other signs or symptoms- It did have to go back to him for additional information for coding.

anita
October 7, 2011 @ 10:57 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

if the MD does not put anything more specific for signs and symptoms, you can also use 379.99 - ill-defined disorder of eye for nothing better



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