Coding detached retina. This question had come up and it’s actually a scenario that happened so it’s not necessarily all about detached retina. The question that came up was, she says, “So, I’m coding lots of classes today,” and here’s the one that she’s struggling with. Ultimately, you have a patient that comes in, they have a loss of vision; and as the case goes on, the patient is diagnosed with a detached retina. Ultimately, he can’t get in, seen by the doctor because of insurance. When we scroll down, we see that the patient is discharged. But this is what it says in his history, he has diabetes type 1, hypertension and then he has the detached retina.
Coding Detached Retina – Video
Her question is, what are we going to code for that? Her ultimate question is a diabetic-code question. The code for the detached retina is 361.9, and the 250.51 is actually for diabetes… was manifestation of ophthalmology, and 362.01 is diabetic retinopathy and the 401.9 is for the hypertension.
If we go to the poll real quick, her question is, what is she going to do about the diabetic code? Does she do retinopathy? Now, if she does a diabetic code 250.51 with a manifestation of ophthalmologic conditions, she is saying that she would do the retinopathy. So, in your opinion, just what you’re seeing so far, what do you think off the top of your head you would do? 250.01 or 250.51?
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