JAN 29, 2016
2016 CPT Description Change and New Instructions for CPT 65855
Changes in the CPT descriptor are identified by a ∆. New language is underlined and the old language has a strikethrough.
Δ 65855 Trabeculoplasty by laser surgery, one or more session (defined treatment series).
The change was made to align with an assigned 10-day global period and that only one laser treatment is typical during this time period. New instructions are given that 65855 should not be submitted for payment in conjunction with any of the following CPT codes when performed in the same operative session.
65860 Severing adhesions of anterior segment, laser technique (separate procedure)
65865 Severing adhesions, goniosynechiae
65870 Severing adhesions anterior synechiae, except goniosynechiae
65875 Severing adhesions, posterior synechiae 65880 Severing corneovitreal adhesions