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    Hi all

    Can anyone tell me what is the code for S/p rust ring removal from eye


    Thank you

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    There is not a specific diagnosis code for this but i use V45.69 while in 10 day post op.

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    V45.69 may not be used first-listed. I go with a V67.xx for followup.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    I believe it would be 65222 with which ever eye modifier

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    thank you all

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchellde View Post
    V45.69 may not be used first-listed. I go with a V67.xx for followup.
    I use this while in post op, along with 99024. If out of global, you use follow up codes.

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    I use CPT code 65435 Removal of corneal epithelium; with or without chemocauterization (abrasion curettage). Hope this helps
    Sharon

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    I also have another forum on this topic http://www.aapc.com/memberarea/forum...ad.php?t=36751 Can you please tell me why you use 65435 for rust ring removal ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarcolina View Post
    I use CPT code 65435 Removal of corneal epithelium; with or without chemocauterization (abrasion curettage). Hope this helps
    Sharon
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    I also have another forum on this topic http://www.aapc.com/memberarea/forum...ad.php?t=36751 Can you please tell me why you use 65435 for rust ring removal ??

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