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    Default Bleb leak

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    Hi everyone,

    I am new to eye care coding, so I'd really appreciate any help! This provider did a trabeculectomy on a glaucoma patient and four days later the patient had a bleb leak which was sutured. Is the correct code 66250 with a 78 modifier?

    Thanks in advance!


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    Yes, if he took the patient back to the OR. If he did this bleb leak repair in the exam room, it is part of the initial surgery and cannot be billed separately.

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