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    A patient came to the clinic for removal of a toenail. The diagnosis provided is disengaged left toenail.

    Any idea what ICD-9-CM code to use for a disengaged toenail?
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Apr 2007
    Stuart, Florida


    Hopefully, this helps...?

    703.8, other specifed diseases of the nail is the code for onycholysis. Onycholysis refers to the detachment of the nail from the nail bed, starting at its distal and/or lateral attachment. It is said to occur particularly on the ring finger but can occur on any of the fingernails. The most common cause of onycholysis is psoriasis. It can also occur in thyrotoxicosis and is thought to be due to sympathetic overactivity. It may also be seen in infections or trauma.
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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    Thank you so very much! This helps!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P
    Compliance Auditor

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    San Antonio, Texas

    Default disengaged toenail

    It can also be caused by an injury.
    Diana Wilson, CPC. CPMA, CPC-I
    PMCC Instructor

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