using V65.5 ICD-9 code

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Can anyone shed some light on this code? Patient came in with child worried about pink eye. physician found nothing wrong and used v65.5 as primary code. This cannot be a primary code however, would it be wrong to code the pink eye with v65.5 as secondary even though there was no pink eye. Child was fine.
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You would never want to code a condition that does not exist, try coding the signs and symptoms that led the mother to bring the child in, such as irritation, redness, etc.

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