What is the difference between 66982 and 66984?

66982: Cataract surgery with insertion of intraocular lens, complex. 66983: Cataract surgery, intracapsular, with insertion of intraocular lens. 66984: Cataract surgery, extracapsular, with insertion of intraocular lens.

Can you bill a vitrectomy with cataract surgery?

However, in pediatric cataract surgery, when a limited pars plana vitrectomy is performed, it may be billed additionally. It is recommended that modifier -52 usually be applied since this is usually a limited pars plana posterior vitrectomy.

How do you code an IOL exchange?

A. For an IOL exchange, use CPT code 66986 and ICD-9 code 367.31 (anisometropia). Other diagnosis codes might include 368.2 (diplopia) and 996.53 (mechanical complication of IOL).

What is included in Global period?

Medicare defines the global period as that period of time during which a physician may not bill for related office visits. The global period may be 90, 10, or 0 days. According to Medicare, a major surgery has a global period of 90 days, and a minor surgery has a global period of either 10 or 0 days.

What is included in a 90 day global period?

Major surgical procedures (90-day global period) There is one day of preoperative care so the global period starts the day prior to the surgery. Care on the day of the surgery is included in the global period unless the decision to perform the surgery was made during the visit on this day. (See modifier -57).

How do you bill cataract surgery?

Know the codes: Here are some of the main CPT codes for cataract extractions with and without implant: Extraction of lens and lens material: 66850 Removal of lens material; phacofragmentation technique (mechanical or ultrasonic) (eg, phacoemulsification), with aspiration. 66920 Removal of lens material; intracapsular.

What is the 55 modifier used for?

Postoperative Management
Modifier 55 Postoperative Management Only: When 1 (one) physician or other qualified heath care professional performed postoperative management and another performed the surgical procedure, the postoperative component may be identified by adding modifier 55 to the usual procedure number.