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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

Look to 6th Digit for Most Hypotony Diagnoses

Cause of condition may ease your code selection woes. When your ophthalmologist sees a patient with hypotony—defined as low intraocoular pressure—you may think the ICD-10 manual will offer just one coding choice—but unfortunately, you’d be wrong. Your coding choices span over a dozen options under ICD-10, and you must classify the type of hypotony, as well as the cause if [...]