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    This is a medicare patient who had cataract surgery and a vitrectomy on the same eye. The doctor listed the vitrectomy as a planned procedure. Vitrectomies are generally bundled into cataract surgeries except for pediatrics. If the vitrectomy is planned can it be unbundled?

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    which vitrectomy code are you using? I most often see and use the 67036 which does not bundle.

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    Portsmouth Virginia


    When my ophthalmologists perform an anterior vitrectomy, we code a complex phaco, 66982, with the 67010-59. Hope this helps.

    Melanie R. Daugherty, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P
    Coder, Ambulatory Procedure Department
    Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
    Portsmouth, Virginia

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    Thanks for your response. I appreciate it.

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