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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

Coding Quiz Answers:
Read Our Expert Solutions to the IOL Coding Scenarios

Every cataract procedure includes an IOL – but there are situations where separate coding is warranted. Answer 1: D. CPT® code 66986 (Exchange of intraocular lens) describes the exchange of a previously implanted IOL. Payment for both the removal of the old lens and insertion of the new lens are included in 66986, so you should not code separately with [...]