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When floaters require treatment – Ophthalmology Management

Vitreous floaters can be annoying, but most do not require treatment. Let’s discuss what you need to know to obtain reimbursement when treatment is necessary.

This article addresses the following subjects:

  • What is the medical rationale for treating vitreous floaters?
  • What factors argue in favor of lasering vitreous floaters?
  • Is laser treatment of vitreous floaters successful?
  • Is this procedure reimbursed by third-party payers?
  • Do any CPT codes describe lasering vitreous floaters?
  • What are Medicare payment rates for 67031?
  • What should be known about using 67299?
  • How frequently is laser vitreolysis performed?
  • If reimbursement is unavailable or uncertain, what is the next step?

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=112987

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