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ICD-10-PCS: Orbital vs. Rotational Atherectomy

ICD-10-PCS: Orbital vs. Rotational Atherectomy

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA Is an orbital atherectomy the same as a rotational atherectomy? This question came to me earlier this week and has required some research. And, the answer is: They are not the same. Let’s look at the orbital atherectomy first. Orbital atherectomy is performed on calcified plaque lesions using […]

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Coding Trabeculectomy for Glaucoma

Coding Trabeculectomy for Glaucoma

by Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA

A trabeculectomy procedure sounds like an excision procedure. Would you be surprised to hear that it’s really a bypass procedure? A student checked with me recently to be sure this wasn’t a mistake. The question was “Can the anterior chamber of the eye really be a tubular body part?” Read more

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