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What cpt and which ICD 9 for Excision of tenon's capsule CYST?

Barbara. Posted Tue 08th of May, 2012 13:27:19 PM

'tenon's capsule cyst'

SuperCoder Answered Tue 08th of May, 2012 14:22:53 PM

There is no direct code for tenon capsule excision. Nearby codes could be 65400 / 67412. Let us consult with SuperCoder's Ophthalmology coding editor for a better answer. Would get back soon. Thank you for your patience.

SuperCoder Answered Thu 10th of May, 2012 06:36:43 AM

We probably need more information as to the location of the cyst within the tenon's capsule. Right now we are coming up with (after discussion with our Ophthalmology expert) :

67599 Unlisted procedure, orbit

or

66770 Destruction of cyst or lesion iris or ciliary body (nonexcisional procedure)

An operative/procedure report would certainly help.

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