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Premium IOL cases, co-management and coding – Ophthalmology Management

Co-management of premium IOL cataract cases continues to raise questions. Here are some you may have yourself:

  • May we co-manage when patients elect cataract surgery with premium IOLs?
  • May the non-covered services be co-managed?
  • May the surgeon collect a single fee for the non-covered services and pay the referring doctor for his services?
  • Is the co-managing physician entitled to any part of the additional payment for the premium IOL?
  • How is payment for the non-covered services divided for the physicians?
  • What does the package of non-covered physician services include?

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:

http://www.ophthalmologymanagement.com/articleviewer.aspx?articleID=110660

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