AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 1 (January)

Surgery: Eye and Ocular Adnexa-Posterior Segment-Retina or Choroid (January 2009)

January 2009 page 7c Surgery: Eye & Ocular Adnexa-Posterior Segmt-Retina or Choroid, 67112, 66940 (Q&A) Question: May code 66940 be reported in addition to code 67112 in the following surgical circumstance? At the same session, an extracapsular lensectomy (patient's natural lens) is performed in addition to repair of retinal detachment by scleral buckling on a patient having a previous retinal detachment repair in the same eye. Answer: Yes, it is appropriate to report CPT code 67112, Repair of retinal detachment; by scleral bucking or vitrectomy, on a patient who had a previous ipsilateral retinal detachment repair(s) using scleral...

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