AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 4 (April)

Surgery/Eye and Ocular Adnexa (April 2009)

April 2009 page 9a Surgery: Eye and Ocular Adnexa, 67112, 66940 (Q&A) Question: If a repair of retinal detachment is done by scleral buckling on a patient who has had a previous retinal detachment repair in the same eye, and an extracapsular lensectomy is performed during the same session, is it appropriate to report CPT codes 67112 and 66940? It should be noted that this was the patient's natural lens. Answer: Yes, it is appropriate to report CPT code 67112, Repair of retinal detachment; by scleral buckling or vitrectomy, on patient having previous ipsilateral retinal detachment repair(s) using...

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