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  • Complex Cataract

    Can you tell us if the usage of Trypan blue qualifies for 66982 or not?


    Who is the payer? Some, but not all Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) outline that the use of Trypan blue with a mature cataract diagnosis qualifies the cataract surgery as complex (CPT 66982). Private payers can have their own unique policies.
    Find links to current MAC local coverage determinations (LCDs) at
    Cataract surgery checklists can be found in Coding Assistant: Cataract and Anterior Segment