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Your guide to correct YAG coding – Ophthalmology Management

Questions about Medicare rules for YAG laser capsulotomy (CPT 66821) still come up. Here are some that practices ask about the most.

This article answers the following questions:

  • What are the indications for YAG laser capsulotomy?
  • What documentation is required in the medical record?
  • What about repeat YAG procedures?
  • Will Medicare cover YAG capsulotomy performed in the global surgery period following cataract surgery?
  • Is 66821 appropriate for YAG laser of the anterior capsule or to remove specks from the surface of the IOL?

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:

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