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Corneal Filaments

Question: Is removal of corneal filaments billable? And if so, what code would you use? Georgia Subscriber Answer: Ophthalmologists can typically wipe filaments out of the eye with a cotton swab, according to a recent article published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Therefore, removing the corneal filaments would not be separately billable from an eye exam (CPT® code 92002-92014, Ophthalmological [...]