Extraction of lens and lens material. Was the bundling of all codes related to cataract surgery with all the retinal detachment and vitrectomy codes leaving only the pars plana vitrectomy and associated codes cpt codes 67036 67038 67039 67040 billable with cpt code 66850 phacoemulsification.
Cpt 66984 for standard surgery and cpt 66982 for more complex surgery.
Cpt code for cataract surgery. Cataract surgery with insertion of intraocular lens complex. Ensure your cpt code matches the surgeon s cpt code. 66984 for regular or 66982 for complex.
What is the best cpt code. Date of service is the actual date of the surgery. For purposes of this measure only the following cpt cataract surgery codes should be used.
Cpt 66982 66984 66840 66850 66852 66920 cataract extraction including complex cataract surgery coding and general billing requirements. Phacofragmentation technique mechanical or ultrasonic eg phacoemulsification with aspiration. Ensure your diagnosis matches the surgeon s diagnosis.
You usually need to consider two common codes. If the cataract surgery is performed using a bladeless computer controlled laser. In most situations coding for cataract surgery with an iol is relatively straightforward.
Complex cataract surgery cpt code 66982 would not be appropriate since no lens was implanted. While traditional cataract surgery is fully covered by most private medical insurance and medicare bladeless cataract surgery requires patients to pay out of pocket for the portion of the procedure that insurance does not cover. What is the difference between cpt code 66982 and 66984.
Review the operative report to determine which of the following codes is most appropriate. Here are some of the main cpt codes for cataract extractions with and without implant. The press release states.
66920 removal of lens material. After more than a year of contesting this many of these bundles. Physicians and hospitals must report one of the following current procedural terminology procedure codes on the claim.
66850 removal of lens material. Cataract surgery extracapsular with insertion of intraocular lens. 66982 extracapsular cataract removal with insertion of intraocular lens.