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Second Cataract Removal Within Global

Question: On June 1, our ophthalmic surgeon performed an extracapsular cataract removal with IOL insertion on a patient’s right eye. One month later, on July 1, he performs the same surgery on the patient’s left eye. I know the cataract procedure has a 90-day global period. What modifier should I use for the surgery on the left eye so I can [...]