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...

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