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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder: Levator Resection With Blepharoplasty

- Published on Thu, Oct 29, 2015
Question: Our oculoplastic surgeon performed levator resection and blepharoplasty on both upper eyelids in the same surgical session. Can I code these procedures together (15823 and 67904), or are they considered bundled? Which one should I code as the primary procedure? Indiana Subscriber Answer: If the oculoplastic surgeon performs the blepharoplasty (bleph) with excessive weight (15823, Blepharoplasty, upper eyelid; with excessive skin [...]

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