Ear Dermatitis ICD 9 code

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Doctor's Impression: Ear Dermatitis. Will treat with Prednisolone ophthalmic 2 drops b.i.d. x 14 days. What is the ICD 9 for this? Is is a 692.x or 380.xx code? I am leaning to 692.1, not sure here.:confused:
 

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Hi,
You can code from 692.x ,Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. no need to take 380.xx.
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Ear Dermatitis

Can you help me understand why? More serious....?? It was caused by baby oil. Does that change the code? :eek:
 

NaliniAAPC

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Hi,
Ear Dermatitis , it means affected area is external ear, inflammation(Because of baby oil), not in the inner ear.so i think no need to take from 380.xx.

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Nalini CPC
 
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