AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 2 (February)

Ophthalmology Coding (66982, 67220, 67221, 68850, and 99172) (February 2001)

February 2001 pages 7-9 Coding Communication Ophthalmology Coding (66982, 67220, 67221, 68850, and 99172) Several changes were made to the ophthalmology section of CPT that became effective January 2001. These changes include the addition of two new codes, the revision of the eye and ocular adnexa surgery section, and the addition of a new code to the other services and procedures subsection of the medicine section. New Code 66982 In the eye and ocular adnexa surgery section, code 66982, Extracapsular cataract removal with insertion of intraocular lens prosthesis (one stage procedure), manual or mechanical technique (eg, irrigation and aspiration...

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