tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2014 Issue 9

Cataract Procedures: Keep YAG Capsulotomies Separate From Cataract Globals With 66821

Don’t miss that extra $160 for after-cataract services. Post-op complications after cataract surgeries can be difficult to code, but don’t shed tears over the challenge. The good news is airtight documentation and smart use of modifiers can help you gain your rightful reimbursement. Watch Global Period When Correcting PCO  An “after-cataract” or Posterior Capsule Opacification (PCO) is one of the most common problems following cataract surgery. In this condition, the residual lens epithelial cells, left behind during the original surgery, proliferate and migrate. The membrane behind the newly inserted intraocular lens thickens, blurring the patient’s...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert.


TCI's Outpatient Facility Coding Alert helps your facility stay profitable by covering issues that are important to you — everything from billing strategies and appropriate payment indicators to coding tips and tricks, analysis of industry trends, and so much more. Subscribe today and let our experts make your job easier.

  • Current newsletters added each month
  • Fully searchable archives - over 650 articles
  • ALL years/issues back to 2012 organized by year and issue
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information pages link back to related articles
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert +Archives

free demo
request yours today
pricing
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!