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    Does anyone have any information on DEscemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty? Seems to be a relatively new procedure and an alternative to conventional keratoplasty. I can't find a Level I or Cat.III code for this procedure. Anyone successfully bill this out with an unlisted code? Thanks.

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    when i worked for a corneal specialist, we coded dsek as cpt code 65755. that is what my dr was told to use by sue viccarelli, a corneal coder.
    hope this helped.

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    Thanks for your response. I downloaded a description of the procedure and it seems to be substantially different from Penetrating Keratoplasty. It looks like it should be coded as an unlisted procedure to me.

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    here is a link that may be of help. Depending on what state you are in it looks like some medicare carriers are allowing other codes rather than the unlisted.


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    Thanks, Mary. Very helpful article.

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