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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

ICD-10-CM:
Prepare for More Specificity in Strabismus Coding

New diagnosis codes specify which eye is affected. When ICD-10 becomes effective, you’ll have a few more options for coding strabismus, particularly esotropia and exotropia. Here are the details you’ll need to properly report the new codes. Under ICD-9, both esotropia (convergent horizontal strabismus) and exotropia (divergent horizontal strabismus) are given specific five-digit codes to narrow down whether the condition [...]