When ECP is your choice – Ophthalmology Management
When glaucoma medications fail or the patient cannot tolerate them, surgeons have various surgical procedures they can turn to — and then bill for. Here’s help with the latter task for one glaucoma surgery option when others have failed: endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation.
This article addresses the following subjects:
- What is endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation?
- What are the indications?
- Is ECP used as a primary or initial line of treatment for glaucoma?
- Does Medicare cover ECP alone or with cataract surgery?
- Which CPT code describes ECP?
- ECP uses an endoscope to perform the procedure. Is 66990 payable with 66711?
- What is the Medicare reimbursement?
- Can 65875 (severing posterior synechiae) be billed with 66711, since the iris is lifted with viscoelastic?
- How often is ECP performed on Medicare beneficiaries?
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: