AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2011 Issue 4; VOLUMES 1 & 2 NEW/REVISED CODES

Vitreomacular Adhesion

Effective October 1, 2011, a unique code for vitreomacular adhesion (379.27) has been created. Although vitreomacular adhesion is not a new condition, from a healthcare perspective, there is a need to track this discrete and potentially sight-threatening condition, understand its true prevalence, and identify it separately from other traction disorders as well as associated or downstream conditions. Vitreomacular adhesion (VMA) is a condition affecting the macula, a small portion of the retina, which is important for central vision. VMA may lead to visual impairment or blindness and a variety of complications with similar symptoms. It occurs as a...

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