Donna Posted Wed 19th of February, 2014 17:26:03 PM
Patient developed granulation over punctum that had been plugged with Oasys plug. The Dr removed it with a spud. What procedure and diagnosis would be appropriated
SuperCoder Answered Thu 20th of February, 2014 16:55:21 PM
Unfortunately, there isn't a direct procedure or diagnosis code for that scenario. For best fit, I would try either:
Procedure Code 67840 - Excision of lesion of eyelid (except chalazion) without closure or with simple direct closure.
ICD-9 375.81 – Lacrimal Passages, Granuloma
Procedure Code 68530 - Removal of foreign body or dacryolith, lacrimal passages.
ICD9 930.2 – Foreign Body in lacrimal punctum
Donna Posted Wed 05th of March, 2014 17:33:31 PM
I ended up using 67840. Thanks
SuperCoder Answered Wed 05th of March, 2014 17:37:00 PM
Donna Posted Thu 06th of March, 2014 09:47:15 AM
I just noticed that Dx is not acceptable for that procedure. I had to use 372.61 with the 375.81
SuperCoder Answered Thu 06th of March, 2014 16:24:31 PM