Lili Posted Tue 13th of December, 2016 18:44:52 PM
I need a CPT code for removal of foreign body intraocular with traumatic cataract.
SuperCoder Answered Wed 14th of December, 2016 02:35:20 AM
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Please check your documentation carefully. If the foreign body is removed from anterior chamber, then you should report CPT code 65235.
If it is removed from posterior chamber, then you should choose code from these two codes 65260 (for magnetic extraction) or 65265 (for non-magnetic extraction).
Moreover, if cataract is also extracted, then you should report 66982, 66983, or 66984 depending on documentation of medical record. Please check CCI edits.
Please feel free to write if you have any further questions.