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super glues eyes shut? Help with ICD-10

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    Recommendations needed for what ICD-10 code/codes to use for a patient seen for eyes super glued shut? I am baffled on this one! Nothing seems to fit this scenario

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    Jolene
    Jolene Carter, CPC, CPMA

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    I walked this through the encoder, and there's no actual code for this scenario, which is interesting, because I am sure it has happened more than once.

    There's no 'other specified' injury of eyelid (since 'injury' is my best guess with regards to this scenario) , and "injury of eyelid" falls under unspecified injury of face/head, S09.93XA. The S05 section is specific to eye/orbit, not lid.
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
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    Thank you for reviewing this! I appreciate your feedback.
    Jolene Carter, CPC, CPMA

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    Take a look at S00.20

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    I know it has happened before. Decades ago, I audited an emergency room chart in which some did this for one eye only.

    Hazards of "lying in bed, holding glue above head, and trying to open the tube."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaK View Post
    Take a look at S00.20

    S00.20 is 'unspecified' injury. This injury was specified.
    Pam Brooks, MHA, COC, PCS, CPC, AAPC Fellow
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    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

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