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  1. Deaconess Posted 15 day(s) agoRelated Topics

    our retinal specialist says that a patient can have wet and dry AMD in one eye. For coding purposes, is this ok to code both in one eye?

  2. SuperCoder Posted 14 day(s) ago

    Hi,

    There are two types of AMD: dry (atrophic) and wet (neovascular or exudative). Most AMD starts as the dry type and in 10-20% of individuals, it progresses to the wet type. Age-related macular degeneration is always bilateral (i.e., occurs in both eyes), but does not necessarily progress at the same pace in both eyes. It is therefore possible to experience the wet type in one eye and the dry type in the other, but based on my reserach could not find a source for both wet and dry AMD in same eye. But, if documentation states both wet and dry AMD in single eye, you can code. 

    .https://www.aao.org/eyenet/article/how-to-use-the-icd-10-codes-for-amd

     

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  • Posted by 26039 Deaconess , 15 day(s) ago. There are 2 posts. The latest reply is from SuperCoder.