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: