• Billing for EDTA


    Question: My physician is performing CPT code 65436 Removal of corneal epithelium with application of chelating agent (EDTA) in our ambulatory surgical center. Can we bill separately for the EDTA?

    Answer: The EDTA is included in the procedure. Otherwise the facility, not the surgeon, would submit.

    Learn more about minor procedures in the Ophthalmic Coding: Learn to Code Cornea.