tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 3

Reader Question: Identify Correct Dx for Colobama Situation

Question: We have a patient diagnosed with colobama, but I'm not sure which ICD-10 code to report. Can you help me? SuperCoder Subscriber Answer: When patients have colobomas, they were born without certain tissues that form their eyes. These colobomas are frequently seen in the iris because they are more obvious there since it's noticeable when part of the iris is missing. However, colobomas can also affect the other areas that aren't as easy to see on visual examination of the patient and can be slower to diagnose. When patients present with this condition, they could complain of the...

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