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Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO) code

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    Is the code for PCO 366.8 Other Cataract or 366.50 after-cataract, unspecified
    366.53 after-cataract,obscuring vision
    I read in reference material that PCO is actually an 'after-cataract' and clouding of the lens proper is the actual cataract. But I think in coding the 366 code is used. HELP!!!!
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    Default Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO) code
    Quote Originally Posted by rhotonscott@yahoo.com View Post
    Is the code for PCO 366.8 Other Cataract or 366.50 after-cataract, unspecified
    366.53 after-cataract,obscuring vision
    I read in reference material that PCO is actually an 'after-cataract' and clouding of the lens proper is the actual cataract. But I think in coding the 366 code is used. HELP!!!!
    366.53 is your code for Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO) after the patient has undergone removal of the cataract.

    Hope this helps.
    David Keown, CPC, OCS

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    thanks david, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner-just got hired at Denver Health!
    Badboy
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    Congratulations on your new job!

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