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Two CPT codes to cover endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) for the treatment of mild to moderate glaucoma when performed at the time of cataract surgery have been created. The new codes took effect January 1, 2020 and include CPT 66987 and CPT 66988.

  • CPT 66987: Extracapsular cataract removal with insertion of…

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  1. Dec 20, 2019

AAO 2019: Proposed Ophthalmology-Related Coding Changes for 2020

Two reimbursement experts from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) provided a preview of the proposed Medicare payment changes for 2020, along with their analysis, during the AAO’s 2019 annual meeting in San Francisco.

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  1. Sep 21, 2018

Low-Vision Device Use Among Medicare Recipients Assessed

Medicare coverage should be expanded to include low-vision devices in order to better address use disparities, researchers suggested after conducting a cross-sectional population-based survey involving >3,000 individuals.

Participants were low-vision Medicare beneficiaries who took…