ICD-10 Updates – Review of Ophthalmology
An overview of the recent updates for ICD-10, covering coding for wet and dry AMD and glaucoma.
This article addresses the following questions:
- Will changes or updates be made to ICD-10 coding and, if so, when?
- What type of changes can we expect when coding for glaucoma?
- Will dry and wet age-related macular degeneration codes adopt laterality also?
- How are the stage codes described for dry AMD?
- Does the same approach apply to wet AMD?
- Is there a definition of the various stages of AMD?
- Were changes made to the diabetic combination codes?
- Are there additional changes to the retinal disease section of ICD-10?
- What types of changes were made to the instructions to provide more clarity?
- Will we continue to see coding leniency from CMS as long as we are in the right “family” of codes?
- What other possible issues are of concern for us with the implementation of these ICD-10 changes?
This article was published in Review of Ophthalmology’s Medicare Q & A column, which is written by Corcoran’s Vice-President, Donna McCune, CCS-P, COE, CPMA. To view the entire article in Review of Ophthalmology, click on the link below: