The Latest On Second-Eye Cataract Surgeries – Ophthalmology Management
Reimbursement guidelines are constantly evolving. One area that is becoming more challenging is the question of whether an exam is billable following first-eye cataract surgery when the decision to proceed with the second-eye surgery is made.
This article addresses the following questions:
- Must the surgeon examine a patient prior to performing second-eye cataract surgery?
- What type of documentation supports a decision for second-eye surgery?
- Is this visit billable?
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: