AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2016 Issue 3; ASK THE EDITOR

Entropion and laxity eyelid repair

Patient presents for repair of eyelid laxity of upper and lower left eyelids and entropion of the left lower eyelid. Local eyelid block was administered and a lateral canthotomy and inferior cantholysis were performed. Tarsal strips were created laterally for upper and lower lids. Sutures were passed through tarsal strips to tighten the lids thus correcting the laxity and the entropion. Additional sutures were used for closure. How should tarsal strip procedure on both the upper and lower eyelid be coded? ...

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