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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Select Strabismus Code by Muscle Type

Question: Our provider performed a right medial rectus disinsertion/reinsertion of the muscle for nystagmus. Can I still use 67311 if he did not recess or resect the muscle? North Carolina Subscriber Answer: CPT® distinguishes the strabismus surgery codes (67311-67318) by whether the procedure involves horizontal, vertical, or superior oblique muscles. Since the procedure you describe was performed on the right [...]