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CXL wins FDA approval, so prepare to code – Ophthalmology Management

Corneal collagen cross-linking is a fairly new procedure to treat certain corneal diseases. As is often the case, there are lots of questions about coverage from third-party payers at this point.

This article addresses the following questions:

  • What is corneal collagen cross-linking?
  • What conditions are treated with CXL?
  • Has CXL been approved by the FDA?
  • What CPT code describes CXL?
  • Is CXL covered by Medicare or health insurance?
  • If coverage of CXL is unlikely or uncertain, how should we proceed?

This article was published in Ophthalmology Management’s Coding & Reimbursement column, which is written by Corcoran’s Executive Vice-President, Suzanne Corcoran, COE. To view the entire article in Ophthalmology Management, click on the link below:

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