FEB 02, 2016
CPT code for "piggyback IOL" insertion
Question: In June, my surgeon inserted a “piggyback” IOL in the right eye of a patient that had cataract surgery. Is there a CPT code for this?
Answer: CPT code 66985 Insertion of intraocular lens prosthesis (secondary implant) not associated with concurrent cataract removal. Since this is performed outside of the global period, no modifier is necessary other than –RT.