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Identify the Right Approach, Location for Aqueous Drainage Implants

Question:  Our physician used a Xen Gel implant on a glaucoma patient. Should I bill 66183 and 0449T together? Or should I bill just one or the other? Wisconsin Subscriber  Answer: A clearer understanding of the distinctions between the two codes you’ve listed might be helpful. Code 66183 (Insertion of anterior segment aqueous drainage device, without extraocular reservoir, external approach) [...]