AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Attempted Removal of Foreign Body from Cornea

Is there a guideline as to how to code unsuccessful procedures in ICD-10-PCS? For example, the patient had an attempted foreign body removal from the right cornea with an eye spud that was unsuccessful. Is an ICD-10-PCS code assigned for right cornea extirpation, or should an inspection code be assigned? ...

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