Right now, you should report glare sensitivity with catchall code 368.8 (Other specified visual disturbances), but that changes in 2015. Instead, you’ll report H53.7 (Glare sensitivity). Under that code, you should read the note that says “Use an external cause code following the code for the condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the eye condition.”
Making certain you read and follow guidelines like these is paramount to coding eye conditions in ICD-10. In this expert webinar, brought to you by Dorothy S. Steed, she’ll highlight pivotal conditions with examples of coding scenarios.
Note: In ICD-9, these conditions were grouped with nervous system codes. However, in ICD-10, you’ll find these eye conditions in its own chapter.
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Who should attend? Coders, billers, revenue cycle, physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, claims follow-up, managers
- Dorothy D. Steed
Dorothy D. Steed, CCS, CDIP, COC, CPCO, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CPMA, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, RMC, CEMC, CPC-I, CFPC, PCS, FCS, CPAR, is an independent healthcare consultant and educator in Atlanta. She was a Medicare specialist for a large hospital system and a physician coding audit supervisor for another hospital system, with 40 years of experience in healthcare. Additionally, she is an instructor at a state technical college in...
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