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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

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Endophthalmitis

Question: The ICD-10 description for endophthalmitis now says to “use additional code to identify organism.” The patient was diagnosed with the condition in the right eye, and the biopsy results were “moderate staphylococcus epidermis.” What ICD-10 codes would I report? Florida Subscriber Answer: For a diagnosis of endophthalmitis in the right eye, you would report H44.011 (Panophthalmitis [acute], right eye). If the [...]