Coding Tip: Eyecare Practices Shouldn't Forget Codes for Dry Eye

Posted by Heather Smith on Sat, Feb 04, 2012 @ 13:02 PM

Coding Tip: Don't Forget Codes for Dry Eye

Your eyecare practice shouldn’t use 370.21 (Punctuate keratitis) if you have determined dry-eye syndrome is thecause of the patient’s illness. Use the code that best describes the patient’s problem: 375.15 (Tear film insufficiency, unspecified), 370.33 (Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, not specified as Sjogren’s) or other codes related to dry-eye syndrome.  




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