Our nurses fill out our charges and they rarely specify the type of cataract; for example, they write cataract OS or cataract OD, so I code them H26.9 since they do not specify age-related, etc. Since the CMS has ended their grace period for unspecified codes our manager wants us to use H25.11 or H25.12 even if the nurses do not specify age-related cataract. The information I read is that the CMS requires coders to code as specific as possible according to documentation, and I am certain they do not require specific codes that are undocumented. Does anyone else use age-related cataract if it is not documented? Thanks!