Marina Posted Mon 11th of February, 2019 16:39:23 PM
What is the description for cpt code 66174?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 12th of February, 2019 02:03:23 AM
Thank you for your question.
The official CPT® code 66174 descriptor states:
Transluminal dilation of aqueous outflow canal; without retention of device or stent.
In this procedure, the provider expands the aqueous outflow canal without retaining a device or stent to treat glaucoma.
When the patient is appropriately prepped and anesthetized, the provider makes a subconjunctival incision and exposes the sclera. He creates a scleral flap above the level of the ciliary body. He further dissects the scleral flap to expose the Descemet's membrane. He injects a balanced salt solution in the ostia of the canal for dilation, and then performs paracentesis of the anterior chamber. He further expands the canal and inserts a viscoelastic material through the catheter into the canal. He then removes the catheter and closes the conjunctiva using interrupted sutures.
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