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66840 washout in post operative period

Debbie Posted Tue 15th of January, 2013 16:31:11 PM

can I bill a 66840, AC washout when patient is in postop of cataract surgery

SuperCoder Answered Wed 23rd of January, 2013 00:06:24 AM

Yes,this condition arises when cataract surgery is performed, but no IOL is implanted.

Review CPT series 66840-66940 and select the appropriate code depending on the surgical approach used.

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