MAY 15, 2018
Coding for Superficial Keratectomy and Bandage Contact Lens
Question: When billing for a superficial keratectomy in which I remove corneal epithelium, polish with 57 blade and weck cell sponges, plus place a bandage contact lens, is the correct coding 65400 and 92071?
Answer: Superficial keratectomy is 65435 Removal of corneal epithelium; with or without chemocauterization (abrasion, curettage). This code bundles in 92071 so the BCL is not separately billable.
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