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Surgery codes

Lili Posted Mon 13th of March, 2017 12:46:07 PM
I need CPT code for Crawford bicanalicular silicone lacrimal stent Right eye. Thank you!
SuperCoder Answered Tue 14th of March, 2017 02:18:54 AM

As per limited documentation provided by you supercoder is not able to provide appropriate CPT code. However, your physician introduced stent in right eye of the patient for repair of obstruction. If your pohysician is performing canalicular repair, which is 68700 (plastic repair of canaliculi). The code that includes in its description with insertion of tube or stent is for 68750 (conjunctivorhinostomy [fistulization of conjunctiva to nasal cavity); with insertion of tube or stent). Unless the ophthalmologist actually performed the more extensive procedure, 68750, you cannot use that code to report your repair. Also, since their is a code for repair of canaliculi, you cannot use an unlisted code to report the service.

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