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Cataract Removal Eye-Opener: 66984

Posted on 04. Mar, 2009 by in Hot Coding Topics

CPT 66984 is the number-one procedure performed in ASCs, according to an article in the March issue of AAPC’s Coding Edge.

Watch Out: Many physicians and coders think there is a national policy with a visual acuity requirement, but there isn’t. Coverage varies by carrier, and good documentation should indicate what impact the cataract has had on the patient’s daily living activities, authors Sue Vicchrilli & Kim Ross advise.

The 3 most common mistakes coders make with cataract co-management.

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