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ICD 10

Lili Posted Tue 14th of March, 2017 18:27:31 PM
I need a diagnosis code for, Silicone oil into the vitreous cavity (posterior), status post retinal detachment (the patient is not detach).
SuperCoder Answered Wed 15th of March, 2017 09:14:07 AM

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Thanks for your question. Provided documentation is not enough to choose an ICD-10 CM code. Please provide us more information (i.e. Postoperative Diagnoses) so that we can provide you the correct code.




Lili Posted Wed 15th of March, 2017 19:06:17 PM
Hello Super coder, the postoperative diagnosis is the same as the diagnosis that the Doctor put in the preoperative diagnosis, the patient was not detached at the time of the surgery the surgery was done to remove the Silicone Oil for the previous surgery I can not use any diagnosis of Retinal detachment because the patient was not detached, I do not know if I can use any that says Mechanical complications. Thank you!
SuperCoder Answered Thu 16th of March, 2017 05:56:50 AM



Since removal of silicone oil is an inclusive part of the original procedure (e.g. repair of retinal detachment in which silicone oil was implanted), you should not bill it separately unless there is any post-procedural complication.

If in case you are required to bill it separately, you may choose ICD-10 CM code from the following:

  • H59.89 - Other postprocedural complications and disorders of eye and adnexa, not elsewhere classified
  • T85.398 - Other mechanical complication of other ocular prosthetic devices, implants and grafts) for this scenarios.


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