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Icd 10 Code For Diabetic Retinopathy Right Eye

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus With Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy With Macular Edema

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus With Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy With Macular Edema

Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema - E10.351 See: Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy Back to E10.35 ICD-10 Code for Type 1 diabetes mellitus with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema E10.351 E10.351 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code. E10.351 is NOT valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions. See below ↓ Chapter 4 Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E89) Section E08-E13 Diabetes mellitus (E08-E13) Category E10 Type 1 diabetes mellitus google_ad_client="ca-pub-1814926481161688";google_ad_slot="9344397369";google_ad_format="734x90_0ads_al";google_adsbygoogle_status="done";google_ad_width=734;google_ad_height=90;google_ad_resizable=true;google_override_format=1;google_responsive_auto_format=10;google_loader_features_used=128;google_ad_modifications={"plle":true,"eids":["38893303","21061122","191880502"],"loeids":["38893313"]};google_loader_used="aa";google_reactive_tag_first=false;google_ad_unit_key="3481760299";google_ad_dom_fingerprint="1195395224";google_sailm=false;google_unique_id=2;google_async_iframe_id="aswift_1";google_start_time=1514617658980;google_pub_vars="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 Continue reading >>

Top Icd-10-cm Changes: Diabetes, Glaucoma And Macular Degeneration

Top Icd-10-cm Changes: Diabetes, Glaucoma And Macular Degeneration

On October 1, 2016, changes to ICD-10-CM coding were implemented. While all of the code changes applicable for optometry are important, a few of the major changes are discussed in this article. Diabetic Ocular Complication Codes The first major change in ICD-10-CM codes for 2017 is for diabetic ocular complication coding. All of the DM retinopathy code choices will now specify which eye is impacted. Several new codes for proliferative diabetic retinopathy were also added. Note that a code for oral diabetic medication use (Z79.84) was added and should be used when applicable. The existing code to designate insulin use (Z79.4) was retained. Keep in mind that not all injectable diabetic medications are considered insulin. If a patient is on both oral medication and insulin, both of these medication codes should be used. The new codes for diabetic retinopathy apply to all the code categories, but only the E11.3 code section is detailed in this article so be sure to review the other categories if you are using them for any particular patient. The other categories include E08.3, E09.3, and E10.3. E11.3 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with ophthalmic complications All of the subcategories under E11.3, with two exceptions, will require a 7th character to indicate which eye had retinopathy. One exception is E11.36 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic cataract. The other exception is E11.39 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with other diabetic ophthalmic complication, but this code does require the use of an additional code to further describe the complication. The ICD-10-CM tabular listing for each of the following subcategories will require the following 7th character to be added as indicated by this statement under each subcategory: E11.32, E11.33, E11.34, and E11.35. As an example, all of Continue reading >>

Icd-10-cm Diagnosis Codes In Group E11

Icd-10-cm Diagnosis Codes In Group E11

The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS) will enhance accurate payment for services rendered and facilitate evaluation of medical processes and outcomes. The new classification system provides significant improvements through greater detailed information and the ability to expand in order to capture additional advancements in clinical medicine. ICD-10-CM - The diagnosis classification system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for use in all U.S. health care treatment settings. Diagnosis coding under this system uses a different number of digits and some other changes, but the format is very much the same as ICD-9-CM. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has mandated industry-wide adoption of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code sets by Oct. 1, 2011. ICD-10-CMS will affect all components of the healthcare industry. Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) will not be affected by ICD-10-PCS unless they are utilizing ICD-9-CM volume 3 for inpatient procedures. The two major changes in the ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM code sets are structure and detail. The codes will move from a numeric five-character size to an alphanumeric seven-character size. At current count, there are approximately 17,000 ICD-9-CM codes and the possibility of 155,000 ICD-10-CM/PCS codes. The codes are far more specific which will allow for greater accuracy. Continue reading >>

What Retina Practices Need To Know About Icd-10

What Retina Practices Need To Know About Icd-10

After years of delay, ICD-10 (or the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision) is up and running in the United States. The system is used for tracking and monitoring diseases and for health care reimbursement by countries around the world. The new ICD-10 is five times larger than its 14,000-code predecessor ICD-9, demanding greater specificity in diagnoses. How physicians make clinical diagnoses remains the same -- what has changed is the granularity with which the new ICD-10 codes describe those diagnoses. Transitioning to the complex new system is no small task and is likely to present some intermittent challenges for retina practices. With this in mind, ASRS has compiled the following information and resources to assist member practices in their move to ICD-10. Scroll for insights from our interview with coding expert Joy Woodke COE, OCS on: Top 5 concepts for retina ICD-10 Understanding new ICD-10 terminology Tips for transitioning to ICD-10 Top 5 concepts for retina ICD-10 5. Not all ICD-9 codes perfectly crosswalk to a code in ICD-10, but most do Some new codes were not available in ICD-9—for example, the ICD-10 code for cystoid macular edema status post-cataract surgery is H59.03-, “dash” meaning additional digits in the family of codes; there was not a code that specific in ICD-9. There was cystoid macular edema, but not cystoid macular edema status-postcataract surgery. Some codes don't crosswalk 1:1. Example: diabetes. When we code diabetic macular edema in ICD-9, we use 250.51 or 250.50, stating diabetes type 1 or type 2. We use 362.0X (X = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6) for diabetic retinopathy, and then 362.07, diabetic macular edema. Those 3 codes all crosswalk to variations of a single code in ICD-10. A lot of people rely on their practice mana Continue reading >>

Background Diabetic Retinopathy

Background Diabetic Retinopathy

Approximate Synonyms Diabetes type 1 retinal edema Diabetes type 1 with macular edema and retinopathy Diabetes type 1 with retinopathy Diabetes type 2 with macular edema and retinopathy Diabetes type 2 with retinal edema Diabetes type 2 with retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy associated with type I diabetes mellitus Diabetic retinopathy associated with type II diabetes mellitus Diabetic retinopathy due to secondary diabetes mellitus Diabetic retinopathy with macular edema due to drug induced diabetes mellitus Diabetic retinopathy without macular edema due to drug induced diabetes mellitus DM 1 w diabetic retinal edema DM 1 W diabetic retinopathy DM 1 w diabetic retinopathy w macular edema DM 1 w nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy DM 2 W diabetic background retinopathy DM 2 w diabetic retinal edema DM 2 W diabetic retinopathy DM 2 w diabetic retinopathy w macular edema Drug induced diabetes with diabetic retinopathy Drug induced diabetes with macular edema Drug induced DM w diabetic retinopathy Drug induced DM w diabetic retinopathy w macular edema Macular edema and retinopathy due to type 1 diabetes mellitus Macular edema and retinopathy due to type 2 diabetes mellitus Nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy associated with Type 2 diabetes mellitus Nonproliferative retinopathy due to type 1 diabetes mellitus Retinal edema due to type 1 diabetes mellitus Retinal edema due to type 2 diabetes mellitus Retinopathy with macular edema due to secondary diabetes mellitus Secondary diabetes with retinopathy Secondary diabetes with retinopathy with macular edema Secondary DM w diabetic retinopathy Secondary DM w diabetic retinopathy w macular edema Continue reading >>

Icd-10 Diagnosis Code E11.319

Icd-10 Diagnosis Code E11.319

ICD-10: E11.319 Short Description: Type 2 diabetes w unsp diabetic rtnop w/o macular edema Long Description: Type 2 diabetes mellitus with unspecified diabetic retinopathy without macular edema This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E11.319 Valid for Submission The code E11.319 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions. Code Classification Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90) Diabetes mellitus (E08-E13) Type 2 diabetes mellitus (E11) Convert to ICD-9 Synonyms Advanced diabetic retinal disease Diabetic retinal microaneurysm Diabetic retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy associated with type II diabetes mellitus On examination - left eye background diabetic retinopathy On examination - right eye background diabetic retinopathy On examination - sight threatening diabetic retinopathy Peripheral circulatory disorder associated with diabetes mellitus Retinal arteriovenous dilatation Retinal microaneurysm Visually threatening diabetic retinopathy Diabetes Type 2 Also called: Type 2 Diabetes Diabetes means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth. You have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes if you are older, obese, have a family history of diabetes, or do not exercise. Having prediabetes also increases your risk. Prediabetes means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. The symptoms of type 2 diabetes appear slowly. Some people do not Continue reading >>

New Icd-10 Codes For Diabetic Retinopathy And Amd

New Icd-10 Codes For Diabetic Retinopathy And Amd

Written By: Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS, Academy Director of Coding and Reimbursement, and Jenny Edgar, CPC, CPCO, OCS, Academy Coding Specialist On Oct. 1, thousands of new and revised ICD-10 codes go into effect, including 368 that are relevant to ophthalmology. This article focuses on changes to the diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) codes. Diabetic Retinopathy When ICD-10 launched in 2015, one of the biggest learning curves involved coding for diabetic retinopathy. If you aced that challenge, congratulations—but don’t relax. This year’s changes involve further restructuring of the diabetic retinopathy codes. Laterality. Previously in ICD-10, the diabetic retinopathy codes were not identified by eye. That has now changed. Starting on Oct. 1, 2016, you will indicate laterality with a 1 (right eye), 2 (left eye), or 3 (bilateral) in the seventh position (see the red numerals in Tables 1 and 2). Staging for PDR. The proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) codes now identify stage in the sixth position (see the green numerals in Table 2). Some aspects of these codes have stayed the same. Type 1 diabetes codes still start with E10, and type 2 with E11. Like last year, coding for nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) involves categorizing the diagnosis as mild, moderate, or severe and indicating whether or not macular edema is present (see Table 1). And you still use the same codes to indicate diabetes mellitus with no complications—E10.9 for type 1 and E11.9 for type 2—and those 2 codes don’t have laterality. AMD Prior to Oct 1, 2016, whether AMD was staged as wet (H35.32) or dry (H35.31), the ICD-10 codes didn’t specify eye. After Oct. 1, laterality is required when coding for AMD, in addition to staging. Unlike diabetes, t Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus With Unspecified Diabetic Retinopathy With Macular Edema

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus With Unspecified Diabetic Retinopathy With Macular Edema

E11.311 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. Short description: Type 2 diabetes w unsp diabetic retinopathy w macular edema This is the American ICD-10-CM version of E11.311 - other international versions of ICD-10 E11.311 may differ. A disease in which the body does not control the amount of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood and the kidneys make a large amount of urine. This disease occurs when the body does not make enough insulin or does not use it the way it should. A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by hyperglycemia and glucose intolerance. A metabolic disorder characterized by abnormally high blood sugar levels due to diminished production of insulin or insulin resistance/desensitization. A subclass of diabetes mellitus that is not insulin-responsive or dependent (niddm). It is characterized initially by insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia; and eventually by glucose intolerance; hyperglycemia; and overt diabetes. Type ii diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop ketosis but often exhibit obesity. A type of diabetes mellitus that is characterized by insulin resistance or desensitization and increased blood glucose levels. This is a chronic disease that can develop gradually over the life of a patient and can be linked to both environmental factors and heredity. Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus With Unspecified Diabetic Retinopathy Without Macular Edema

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus With Unspecified Diabetic Retinopathy Without Macular Edema

E11.319 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. Short description: Type 2 diabetes w unsp diabetic rtnop w/o macular edema This is the American ICD-10-CM version of E11.319 - other international versions of ICD-10 E11.319 may differ. Continue reading >>

Icd-10, Part 4: How To Code For Diabetic Retinopathy

Icd-10, Part 4: How To Code For Diabetic Retinopathy

Written By: Elizabeth Cottle, CPC, OCS, Rajiv R. Rathod, MD, MBA, Sue Vicchrilli, COT, OCS, and E. Joy Woodke, COE, OCS Finding the ICD-10 codes for diabetic retinopathy can be tricky. They are not listed in Chapter 7, Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa (H00-H59), but are in the diabetes section (E08-E13) of Chapter 4, Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases. Retinal complications. To further confuse matters, the most common retinal complications are in Chapter 7, not Chapter 4. Examples include vitreous hemorrhage (H43.1-), traction detachment of retina (H33.4-), and rubeosis iridis (H21.1-). New options. ICD-10 features codes for diagnoses that don’t currently have codes. These include drug- or chemical-induced diabetes mellitus (E09.-); gestational diabetes (Q24.4-); neonatal diabetes mellitus (P70.2); and postpancreatectomy, postprocedural, or secondary diabetes mellitus (E13.-). Changes in Documentation Some terms that you’re using in charts—such as “NIDDM,” “controlled,” and “uncontrolled”—will be obsolete when ICD-10 starts on Oct. 1, 2015. Instead, diabetes documentation should address the following questions: Is it type 1 or type 2? Is there diabetic retinopathy? If so, is it proliferative or nonproliferative? If nonproliferative, is it mild, moderate, or severe? Is there macular edema? Preparedness tips. To help you work through that series of questions, the AAOE has developed a decision tree that you can laminate and keep for reference at the coder’s desk. Download it at www.aao.org/icd10. You also should update your intake form so that staff can capture the type of diabetes. Insulin use? Submit Z79.4 as supporting documentation indicating any insulin use. What’s the Underlying Condition? According to ICD-10 instructions, physicians Continue reading >>

Coding Q&a

Coding Q&a

CODING Q&A Diabetes Coding for ICD-10-CM SUZANNE L. CORCORAN, COE Coding and documentation for diabetes and especially diabetic eye disease have changed substantially with the implementation of ICD-10. Here are some considerations to keep in mind. Q. What are the major differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 for diabetes? A. In coding diabetic eye disease, there are many changes. Instead of coding diabetes plus any ocular manifestations as separate codes, ICD-10 has introduced “combination codes” that describe the type of diabetes as well as any retinopathy and edema. In ICD-9, we coded diabetes as follows, with a fifth digit to identify the type of diabetes. 250.0_ Diabetes mellitus w/o mention of complication or manifestation 250.5_ Diabetes mellitus with ophthalmic manifestations • 0 – Type II, or unspecified type, not stated as uncontrolled • 1 – Type I [juvenile], not stated as uncontrolled • 2 – Type II, or unspecified type, uncontrolled • 3 – Type I [juvenile], uncontrolled When there was diabetic retinopathy, we coded also: 362.0 – Diabetic retinopathy • 362.01 – Background diabetic retinopathy • 362.02 – Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) • 362.03 – Nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy, NOS (NPDR) • 362.04 – Mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) • 362.05 – Moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) • 362.06 – Severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) • 362.07 – Diabetic macular edema (DME) Suzanne L. Corcoran, COE, is executive vice president and founder of Corcoran Consulting Group, San Bernardino, CA, which specializes in coding and reimbursement issues for ophthalmic practices. Her e-mail is [email protected] In ICD-10, everything has changed. First, the concept o Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus With Mild Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy With Macular Edema

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus With Mild Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy With Macular Edema

Type 2 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema - E11.321 See: Type 2 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy Back to E11.32 ICD-10 Code for Type 2 diabetes mellitus with mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with macular edema E11.321 E11.321 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code. E11.321 is NOT valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions. See below ↓ Chapter 4 Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E89) Section E08-E13 Diabetes mellitus (E08-E13) Category E11 Type 2 diabetes mellitus google_ad_client="ca-pub-1814926481161688";google_ad_slot="9344397369";google_ad_format="734x90_0ads_al";google_adsbygoogle_status="done";google_ad_width=734;google_ad_height=90;google_ad_resizable=true;google_override_format=1;google_responsive_auto_format=10;google_loader_features_used=128;google_ad_modifications={"plle":true,"eids":["38893301","21061122","191880502"],"loeids":["38893311"]};google_loader_used="aa";google_reactive_tag_first=false;google_ad_unit_key="3481760299";google_ad_dom_fingerprint="1195395224";google_sailm=false;google_unique_id=2;google_async_iframe_id="aswift_1";google_start_time=1514617652178;google_pub_vars="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 Continue reading >>

Icd-10-cm And Cpt Changes In 2017

Icd-10-cm And Cpt Changes In 2017

November/ December 2016 ICD-10-CM CHANGES The proliferation of International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) codes for 2017 is especially relevant for retina practices, particularly the codes found in Chapter 4.1 New diagnosis codes should be in use now (started October 1), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has stated that they should be used from October 1 through September 30, 2017. Codes that do not change will continue to be used going forward. CMS was lenient in 2016 in allowing the use of codes with the description unspecified. In ICD-10-CM jargon, unspecified means the laterality or specificity of the diagnosis was not noted in the chart, not that it is unspecified clinically. Practices can expect claim denials if unspecified codes continue to be used. Codes that are more helpful are now in the book, but they are not necessarily where you would expect to find them. For example, codes for combined traction and rhegmatogenous retinal detachments can be found in Chapter 4 (Endocrine, Nutritional and other Metabolic Diseases) under diabetes, not in Chapter 7 (Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa). Chapter 4 also contains codes for use when a disease process has been treated and for disease that is stable. It is important for all physicians in a practice to review these changes because billing, coding, and payment will depend on the necessary information being documented in the chart. GUIDELINES The following is not a comprehensive list of all the changes for this year. Practices are advised to purchase and review the 2017 book.1 Diabetes mellitus has been abbreviated as DM. All descriptors have been abbreviated. Indented codes on this list are read with the beginning descriptor of the prior code. The hyphe Continue reading >>

Top 85 Retina Diagnosis Codes

Top 85 Retina Diagnosis Codes

Note: A dash (-) at the end of a code indicates that more characters are required (eg, laterality, stage, severity). See legend for appropriate digits. ICD-9 Code Descriptor ICD-10 Code Descriptor Coding Considerations 115.02* Infection by Histoplasma capsulatum, retinitis B39.4 Histoplasmosis capsulati, unspecified Report both codes; Report and document Associated AIDS (B20) H32 Chorioretinal disorders in diseases classified elsewhere 130.2 Chorioretinitis due to toxoplasmosis B58.01 Toxoplasma chorioretinitis 190.6 Malignant neoplasm of choroid C69.3- Malignant neoplasm of choroid Code laterality; No bilateral code 224.6 Benign neoplasm of choroid D31.3- Benign neoplasm of choroid Code laterality; No bilateral code 250.00 Diabetes mellitus without mention of complication, type II or unspecified type, not stated as uncontrolled E11.9 Type 2 diabetes mellitus without complications 250.50** Diabetes with ophthalmic manifestations, type II or unspecified type, not stated as uncontrolled E11.3- Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic retinopathy Code and document: Type, retinopathy, proliferative, nonproliferative severity, and edema; Document laterality E11.36 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic cataract E11.39 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with other diabetic ophthalmic complication 250.52** Diabetes with ophthalmic manifestations, type II or unspecified type, uncontrolled E11.3- Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic retinopathy Code and document: Type, retinopathy, proliferative, nonproliferative severity, and edema; Document laterality E11.36 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic cataract E11.39 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with other diabetic ophthalmic complication 360.01 Acute endophthalmitis H44.00- Unspecified purulent endophthalmitis Code laterality 360.21 Progressive Continue reading >>

Coding For Diabetic Retinopathy

Coding For Diabetic Retinopathy

For The Record Vol. 24 No. 17 P. 26 Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of long-term diabetes resulting from changes in the blood vessels of the retina. The condition may start with no symptoms or only mild vision problems, but it may eventually lead to blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans. The longer a patient has diabetes, the greater the risk he or she will experience diabetic complications such as diabetic retinopathy. Preventive measures include maintaining well-controlled blood sugars and regularly scheduling eye exams. Poorly controlled blood sugars may affect the capillaries in the eye. If a patient is admitted with diabetic retinopathy or has retinopathy due to diabetes, the diabetic code (ICD-9-CM category 250) must be sequenced as the principal diagnosis followed by the code for the specific type of retinopathy as a secondary diagnosis. The physician must state a cause and effect relationship between the retinopathy and the diabetes before the retinopathy can be coded as a diabetic condition. Diabetes with ophthalmic manifestations is assigned to diabetic code 250.5. Other ophthalmic manifestations include the following: • blindness (369.00 to 369.9); • cataract (366.41); • glaucoma (365.44); • iritis/iridis rubeosis (364.42); • macular edema (362.07; also assign a code for the diabetic retinopathy, 362.01 to 362.06); • orbital osteomyelitis (376.03); • retinal edema (362.07; also assign a code for the diabetic retinopathy); • retinopathy (362.01 to 362.07); and • rubeosis iridis (364.42). Code 250.5 requires a fifth-digit subclassification to identify the type of diabetes and the control status as follows: • 0: type 2 or unspecified type, not stated as uncontrolled; • 1: type 1 (j Continue reading >>

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