AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Blepharoplasty -upper lids YUCK

  1. #1

    Default Blepharoplasty -upper lids YUCK

    AAPC: Back to School
    Hello all,

    I have an op note that reads:

    The skin was incised along the previously marked out incision lines with a #15 Bard-Parker blade. Blunt and sharp dissection was used to removed the skin muscle flap.

    Sounds 15822 but doc states should be 15823. Can someone give an example of 15823 please? I feel should mention EXCESSIVE skin and orbital fat or is just indicating EXCESSIVE skin....my books are alittle unclear

    Thanks for any input!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    Blepharoplasty Repair

    An upper lid blepharoplasty is performed for the removal of excess, redundant skin from the upper eyelid (CPT Code 15823). This fold of skin may mechanically weight the lid, causing it to droop, and obscuring the superior portion of the visual field. Often removal of this fold of skin will lead to resolution of any eyelid drooping. The two skin edges are then sutured together. A blepharoplasty procedure often includes the removal of orbital fat as well as the excess skin.

    Hope this helps
    Mary, CPC, COSC

Similar Threads

  1. Blepharoplasty Question
    By tmr1965 in forum Ophthalmology/Optometry
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-10-2014, 01:09 PM
  2. Blepharoplasty
    By Regina Tinney in forum Plastic Surgery
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-15-2013, 01:54 PM
  3. 2ND REQUEST-Ectropion Repair-4 lids
    By dyoungberg in forum Ophthalmology/Optometry
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-27-2012, 10:46 AM
  4. Ectropion Repair 4 lids
    By dyoungberg in forum Ophthalmology/Optometry
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-21-2012, 08:20 AM
  5. Blepharoplasty
    By linhtran in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-02-2009, 02:33 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.