AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 7 (July)

Surgery: Eye and Ocular Adnexa (July 2007)

July 2007 page 12b Coding Communication:Surgery: Eye and Ocular Adnexa Question The physician documents in his operative report the components of code 67108; however, instead of the focal endolaser photocoagulation, he performs a panretinal endolaser photocoagulation. Is it appropriate to report codes 67108 and 67040 because code 67108 does not specify endolaser panretinal photocoagulation? AMA Comment It is appropriate to report code 67108, Repair of retinal detachment; with vitrectomy, any method, with or without air or gas tamponade, focal endolaser photocoagulation, cryotherapy, drainage of subretinal fluid, scleral buckling, and/or removal of lens by same technique, and 67040, Vitrectomy, mechanical...

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