AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2011 Issue 4; FOR your INFORMATION

New device Pass-through categories

CMS has established two (2) new device pass-through codes that became effective October 1, 2011, HCPCS codes C1830, Powered bone marrow biopsy needle, and C1840, Lens, intraocular (telescopic). Additionally, HCPCS code C1840 is accepted as a new device code for transitional pass-through payment, when submitted with CPT codes: 66982    Extracapsular cataract removal with insertion of intraocular lens prosthesis (1-stage procedure), manual or mechanical technique (eg, irrigation and aspiration or phacoemulsification) complex, requiring devices or techniques not generally used in routine cataract surgery (eg, iris expansion device, suture support for intraocular lens, or primary posterior capsulorrhexis) or performed...

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