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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Check Note Before Billing Pupillary Membrane Treatment

Question: One of our patients has pigmented pupillary membrane and has never had cataract surgery. Our physician plans to use the YAG laser to break that up and hopefully restore part of the patient’s vision. The doctor wants to use 66821 which is not correct, because the code descriptor says “secondary membranous cataract” which indicates the condition is a result [...]