Lili Posted Tue 24th of March, 2015 13:20:21 PM
"What is the best ICD-9 code to use for silicon oil removal? any help would be great.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 24th of March, 2015 19:33:56 PM
Thanks for your question. See diagnosis code 996.59; Mechanical complication of other implant and internal device not elsewhere classified for silicon oil removal. This diagnosis code includes nonabsorbable surgical material NOS.
You could also use the diagnosis code for the original reason why the oil was placed. Hope this helps.