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    Question sinskey hook/cataract

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    Does the use of a sinskey hook automatically put a cataract extraction to cpt 66982? One of my facilities says yes and one says no. Thanks

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    I agree with the "No" crowd.

    Sinskey hooks are used in every day cats w/ IOL. It is a IOL hook, not a iris hook.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007

    Smile sinskey hooks/cataract

    That's what I thought, so I'm glad someone else agrees with me. I have only been coding the cataracts for a year now, so I'm sure there is still more for me to learn which is why I try to research everything. Thank you so much!

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