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:;-reimbursement

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