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Coding for Laser Cataract Surgery – Ophthalmology Management

Laser cataract surgery is a hot topic these days, exciting for surgeons and patients alike.  What are the reimbursement issues you need to consider?

This article answers the following questions:

  • What has Medicare published about reimbursement procedures for femtosecond lasers and cataract surgery?
  • What does Medicare cover in the global fee for cataract surgery?
  • When may we charge the patient extra for these services?
  • How should we document patient acceptance of financial responsibility for noncovered services?

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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