Lili Posted Mon 07th of August, 2017 17:19:51 PM
I NEED A CPT CODES FOR DRAINAGE OF HEMORRHAGIC CHOROIDAL DETACHMENT AND EXPLORATION UNDER GENERAL ANESTHESIA.
Lili Posted Tue 08th of August, 2017 12:45:39 PM
I am still waiting for the answer of my question submitted yesterday and I need to add another procedure that my doctor performed during the surgery mentioned above. The other CPT that I need is a Laceration of Sclera (posterior) involving uveal tissue.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 09th of August, 2017 04:28:17 AM
Greetings from SuperCoder.com!
Here is the answer to your query:
- Drainage of hemorrhagic choroidal detachment should be coded with 67015 (Aspiration or release of vitreous, subretinal or choroidal fluid, pars plana approach (posterior sclerotomy))
- Exploration is performed to explore the procedure site, so it is always included in the procedure performed of that particular site (i.e. 67015).
- Code descriptor of code 67015 says “pars plana approach (posterior sclerotomy))”, which means that laceration of posterior Sclera is also included in code 67015. So you can’t report this separately.
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