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Thread: Looking for "Periorbital" Abscess DX code

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    Unhappy Looking for "Periorbital" Abscess DX code

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    I have a code for Orbital Abscess 376.01 but I cannot find a code for Periorbital Abscess.
    Please Help!

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    I would inquire your physician on what he means by "periorbital", just the area around the orbit, the connective tissue..?
    That way you can find as specific code as possible. Abscess of the orbit or abscess of connective tissue or you can always use 682.8 specified site NEC.
    Not sure if I helped all that much :/ lol

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    Default Looking for "Periorbital" abscess dx code

    It's is the area around the orbit. So should I use 682.8 or 682.9?
    Thank you!

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