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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

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How Should You Report Multiple Eyelash Removals?

Question: We saw a patient with several eyelashes growing in toward her eyes, so the physician removed the offending eyelashes. Should we report the removals per eye, per eyelid, or per eyelash? Subscriber  Answer: To report this service, you should use the correct epilation code, 67820 (Correction of trichiasis; epilation, by forceps only) or 67825 (...  epilation by other [...]

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