Coding, Classification & Reimbursement

Tinea of fingernails

  • 1.  Tinea of fingernails

    Posted 06-13-2018 10:45
    Coder feedback requested, please!!

    ​Provider documented "Tinea of several fingernails".  Which code do you think is appropriate and please comment rationale:

    a.  B35.1 Tinea unguium
    b.  B35.8 Other dermatophytoses
    c.  B35.9 Dermatophytoses, unspecified
    d.  other

    Thank you in advance for your thoughts and suggestions!

    Paula

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    Paula Vuksinic, CDIP, CCS
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  • 2.  RE: Tinea of fingernails

    Posted 06-13-2018 12:32
    B35.1 Tinea unguium has an inclusion term for Dermatophytosis of nail which is essentially Tinea of the nail.

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    Chrystel Barron
    Coding Education Instructor
    Cleveland Clinic Health System
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  • 3.  RE: Tinea of fingernails

    Posted 06-13-2018 15:49
    Thank you @Chrystel L Barron, RHIT,CCS,CCS-P,CHTS-TR,CICA!

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    Paula Vuksinic, CDIP, CCS
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