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    does anyone know the diagnosis for dilocated lasik flap ? would it be 379.32 or 379.39 ??

    thanks

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    or 996.53

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    379.32, 379.39, and 996.53 have to do with the intraocular lens not the corneal flap done for LASIK. For the corneal flap dislocation I use 998.89

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpccoder2008 View Post
    does anyone know the diagnosis for dilocated lasik flap ? would it be 379.32 or 379.39 ??

    thanks
    I think a better code would be 998.32 Disruption of external operation (surgical) wound. It would appear that 998.89 would be assigned in the instance of a procedure performed on the wrong body site, along with the appropriate E876.5-E876.7 code.

    David Keown, CPC, OCS

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