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Ophthalmology Coding Alert


New Dx Codes Add Laterality for Most "Other Specified" Glaucoma

H40.89 will cover many “other” conditions. Starting Oct. 1, 2015, ophthalmology coders will find themselves with a few more specific options for coding specific glaucoma conditions – and fewer specific options for glaucoma associated with other conditions. The ICD-9 codes in the 365.8x series will all expand to specify which eye is affected – right, left, both, or unspecified. For [...]