cataract surgery ?

seslinger

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I have a cataract surgery that was performed & in addition to the dr. then with a "separate stab incision does an anterior capsulorrhexis capsulotomy. I was wondering if these should be coded 66982 or is it just part of the 66984 procedure?

Any imput would be appreciated.

Sheila, CPC
 

juecke

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Cataract Surgery

The anterior capsulorrhexis capsulotomy is a surgical technique that is part of a standard cataract removal, 66984.

If the documentation had stated that a primary posterior capsulotomy or capsulorrhexis was performed on a pediatric patient then it would be a 66982.

John D. Uecke CPC, CPMA, CMCO, CMIS, CMOM, CHA, MCMC, COBS, OCS
 
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