Glaucoma coding conundrums – Ophthalmic Professional
New codes and bundles affect your choices more than ever.
You may be aware of two new Category I CPT codes and one new Category III code for use in 2022 with certain glaucoma devices. This area of “minimally invasive glaucoma surgery” has spawned the widespread use of the abbreviation MIGS. Many types of glaucoma surgery fit in here — goniotomy, endocyclophotocoagulation, certain stents and devices, and canaloplasty are but a few of the many choices for surgeons. What you may not be aware of is how to code and file claims when more than one MIGS is done at a single surgical session.
This article was published in Ophthalmic Professional’s Coding column, and written by Corcoran’s Senior Consultant, Paul Larson, MBA, MMSC, COMT, COE, CPC, CPMA. To view the entire article in Ophthalmic Professional, click here.