• Coding for Ruptured Capsule Repair


    During cataract surgery, the patient's capsule ruptured due to weak zonules. The IOL could not be implanted. Can you advise us of the code for this? 

    Answer:

    Consider the following CPT codes that describes the procedure based on documentation in the operative report For example:

    66840 — Removal of lens material; aspiration technique, 1 or more stages
    66850 — Removal of lens material; phacofragmentation technique (mechanical or ultrasonic) (e.g., phacoemulsification), with aspiration
    66852 — Removal of lens material; pars plana approach, with or without vitrectomy
    66920 — Removal of lens material; intracapsular
    66930 — Removal of lens material; intracapsular, for dislocated lens
    66940 — Removal of lens material; extracapsular (other than 66840, 66850, 66852)