MAR 02, 2022
Assistance with how to code 66982 and 65875
Could you please assist us on how to code 66982 and 65875. I see under 66982 Complex cataract surgery that 65875 Severing adhesions posterior synechiae, are bundled. Is it appropriate to append modifier –59 to unbundle?
In order to unbundle 66982 Complex cataract surgery and 68575 Severing adhesions posterior synechiae, you would need to document everything required to meet the criteria for modifier 59, such as performed through a separate incision.