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    Hi, would normally the anterior vitrectomy be considerd bundled with a cataract for Medicare? Any imput would be appreciated.

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    Thumbs up Vitrectomy w/ cat surg

    The 67010 (vitrect) is bundled with 66984 and 66982 (extra-cap cat surg) per CCI edits, so our carrier doesn't allow it. I have billed the vitrectomy with the 66983 Intra-Capsular cat surg as that is not bundled and have been paid for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seslinger View Post
    Hi, would normally the anterior vitrectomy be considerd bundled with a cataract for Medicare? Any imput would be appreciated.

    Routine Anterior vitrectomy is bundled with cataract surgery when it was performed to fix a vitreous prolapse situation during the cataract surgery.

    If you knew in advance that you would have to do a anterior vitrectomy, and it is documented in your notes pre surgery, then you can bill separately.

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    thank you for all your help.

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