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Clear lens extraction

misscreef

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Does anyone know what I can code for a clear lens extraction to treat primary angle-closure glaucoma that will meet medical necessity?
 

Cheezum51

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From what little I've read about doing this procedure for treating angle closure glaucoma, it's still considered somewhat experimental so I doubt that there is a specific code for that at this time.

Tom Cheezum, OD, CPC, COPC
 

MSCALLIE79

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This clear lens extraction is considered experimental. No diagnosis will meet medical necessity at this time. Self pay procedures only cpt 66999.


Callie Bannister, CPC COPC
 

Cheezum51

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I sure hope your patient was informed that this procedure would most likely be considered experimental and agreed to proceed anyhow. If not, you're most likely going to have a very angry patient on your hands when they find out how much they owe.

Tom Cheezum, OD, CPC, COPC
 
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