obinna Posted Mon 27th of April, 2015 20:37:08 PM
Pediatrician sees a patient for redness/discharge of eye and does an eye swab.
Pediatrician chooses ICD-9 code 379.93 (redness or discharge of eye).
What cpt code is used for eye swab?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 28th of April, 2015 04:56:08 AM
If pediatrician removing some foreign body out of the eye using swab, can be coded from the series 65205-65222 accordingly, and if the physician only cleaning the discharge with the help of swab then it will be the part of visit pediatrician. ICD-9 CM is correct.