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Extracapsular cataract extraction

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    Default Extracapsular cataract extraction
    Medical Coding Books
    Stuck on this one :
    Patient had an extracapsular cataract extraction assisted with phacoemulsification, anterior vitrectomy, sutured sulcus iol, iridoplasty and pupiloplasty , the booking states 66983 and 67005. 67005 i agree not sure about 66983 and i know there has to be more codes
    iridoplasty - 66762? a guess
    pupiloplasty -65810? a guess
    im not sure , any in takes- thanks -trent -soon hopefully to be cpc certified in Nov- study study and study thats all i been doing .

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    a lot of what you mention bundles into the 66982. If the vitrectomy was documented prior to the procedure, then you can code that with the 59 modifier but it has be documented and not just something that he decided to do while he was there (making it incidental).

    Hope this helps

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    thanks mbort so just 66982 so no code for iriodplasty/pupiloplasty/? is this correct

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    WOULDN'T THE PUPILOPLASTY BE AN UNLISTED CODE--66999???

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