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Complex Cataracts With Iris Hooks,Staining

Question: Our ophthalmologist wants me to submit a claim for 66982, along with stretching of pupil with iris hooks and staining of anterior capsule with vision blue dye. Are there separate codes for those services? Are they bundled? South Carolina Subscriber Answer: You can’t claim them separately, but the use of iris hooks and blue dye in the anterior chamber will help [...]