How to code plaquenil eye exam

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  1. Trueman New Member

    How to code plaquenil eye exam


    Answer: When the doctor finds no pathology, code the systemic disease, such as L93.0 Lupus or M06.09 Rheumatoid arthritis. ICD-10's Z79.899 Other long term (current) drug therapy should be linked to any tests performed.

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    Apr 20, 2011 Furthermore, the advent of novice sensitive diagnostic modalities has led to a revision of the recommended guidelines for patients using Plaquenil see “2011 Plaquenil Screening Tests”. 7 A dilated fundus examination is critical in detecting and documenting established macular or retinal disease; however, due to low sensitivity, it should not be used as a screening test alone. Oct 01, 2019 Z79.899 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes. The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM Z79.899 became effective on October 1, 2019. This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Z79.899 - other international versions of ICD-10 Z79.899 may differ. Plaquenil therapy and eye exams. De__0__0. I was told from the start by my rheumatologist I would have to have eye exams including visual field exams every six months due to the plaquenil therapy. My first two exams did include these tests. But my next six month appointment is coming up, and they told me I didn't need the visual field test.

    I was told from the start by my rheumatologist I would have to have eye exams including visual field exams every six months due to the plaquenil therapy. But my next six month appointment is coming up, and they told me I didn't need the visual field test this time so the appointment would be shorter. After two normal visual field exams, does that mean further visual field testing need be done at less frequent intervals, despite continuing plaquenil therapy? You may also add it to the exam for supporting documentation.

    How to code plaquenil eye exam

    Coding Long-term Medications, ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Z79.899 Other long term.

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    Question I have heard conflicting information regarding the correct diagnosis for a Plaquenil exam. Should I use high-risk medication as my primary code? Plaquenil is a drug used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosis. It is a very good drug and gives many patients significant relief from their symptoms. Plaquenil related eye complications are not common. Plaquenil can produce pigment changes in the macula of the retina. Answer When the doctor finds no pathology, code the systemic disease, such as L93.0 Lupus or M06.09 Rheumatoid arthritis. ICD-10's Z79.899 Other long term current drug therapy should be linked to any tests performed. You may also add it to the exam for supporting documentation.

     
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    What is the correct way to discontinue use of plaquenil? Nov 12, 2009 Plaquenil is a 6-weeker as far as the benefits are concerned, but it would be more dangerous to stop if you spend a lot of time outside and if this were the summer. If you're gonna experiment, I went off it cold turkey as it didn't hurt to do it that way, but you better get back on before the summer or you could experience a flare-up.

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