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coding for cataract(s) after removal

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    I have a coding question concerning cataracts. If the patient has had the cataract removed, do we still code 366.9 (cataract unspecified)?

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    Are you referring to an office visit or a surgery?
    If surgery, can you provide details of the OP report?
    Karen Maloney, CPC
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    I am referring to an office visit and the patient reports cataracts, s/p surgery with no complaint. what would be the code?

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    Would I be correct in assuming that cataracts are not the main reason the patient came in for the visit?
    Is this for a follow-up visit in regards to the surgery?
    Karen Maloney, CPC
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    I don't have a book with me. you can code V code (s/p eye surgery)

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    It is V67.09 for follow-up following surgery, you do not code the condition that existed prior to surgery once that condition is corrected as is the case with cataracts.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thanks for the clarification

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    If this is a visit for surgery follow-up, you use V67.09 primary and can use
    V45.61 (Cataract Extraction Status) as secondary.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
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