Presbyopia Correction: Handling the New Patient Charges – Ocular Surgery News

In recent months, interest in presbyopia correction has increased considerably, and the trickle of inquiries on the noncovered charges related to presbyopia correction at cataract surgery has become a torrent. It is clear that some important issues need clarification. This article — an update to the original legal treatment of this issue by Mr. Reider and Ms. Shuren (See “Refractive ‘bracket creep’ makes billing for presbyopia services complex,” March 15, 2005) — will include consideration of the ruling by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that was published thereafter in May 2005.

This article was published in Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, and was written by Corcoran’s President, Kevin Corcoran, COE, CPC, CPMA, FNAO. To view the entire article, click on the link below:

http://www.osnsupersite.com/view.asp?rID=17676

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