AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 9 (September)

Eye and Ocular Adnexa, 67800, 67805 (Q&A) (September 1999)

September 1999 page 10e Coding Consultation Eye and Ocular Adnexa, 67800, 67805 (Q&A) Question A patient presented to my physician's office for removal of chalazions, one on the right upper eyelid and another on the left upper eyelid. Would it be appropriate to report code 67800 with the modifier -50, or would it be more appropriate to report code 67805? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, the series of codes for excision of chalazion 67800-67808 are unilateral codes. Therefore, if two chalazion are excised, one from the right upper eyelid and one from the left upper eyelid...

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