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Bilateral eye orbit x-ray

Ingrid Posted Thu 28th of January, 2016 11:57:51 AM

I work in an Orthopaedic center. We perform an x-ray of both RT and LT eye orbits (one film) for patient's undergoing MRI's that have worked around metals (? foreign bodies).
1) Would the correct code be 70030-50?
2) What is the best ICD-10 diagnosis code to use for it?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 29th of January, 2016 07:55:27 AM

1. CPT code 70030-59 is correct.
2. As per documentation provided, most appropriate icd 10 codes for this scenario are H05.53(Retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound of bilateral orbits) or H05.89 (Other disorders of orbit). More information is required for specific code.

Ingrid Posted Fri 29th of January, 2016 19:45:03 PM

1) Do you mean 70030-50? (Bilateral modifier)

2) What ICD-10 code would you use for a pre-screening for foreign bodies (metals) with a negative result? No history of eye trauma or any disorder. Majority of the eye orbit x-rays are negative.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 01st of February, 2016 08:32:22 AM

Sorry it was a typo-error, the code is 70030-50. ICD-10 code H05.9 is appropriate for a pre-screening for foreign bodies (metals) with a negative result.

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