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    Default Opthalmology Question

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    I work for ophthalmologists. They are looking for a code for foreign body sensation. No foreign body just the sensation of something in the eye. Any ideas??

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    Apr 2007


    V65.5 Person with feared complaint in whom no diagnosis was made

    That is the best I came up with.

    I also looked at V41.1 but not really sure that would apply in this case.

    Hope that helps,

    Laura, CPC

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    I would code the symptoms, did the physician document any pain or itching? anything like that would be where I would go.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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