NOV 28, 2017
CPT Code for Removal of Tension Ring
Question: If a surgeon removes a dislocated posterior chamber intraocular lens and a capsular tension ring, is there a separate CPT code for each removal?
Answer: No. Submit CPT code 67121 Removal of implanted material, posterior segment; intraocular with the eye modifier. As both are in the posterior chamber, submit this code only once.
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