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  • Diagnosis Selection When Multiple Cataracts

    Question: The surgeon’s documentation lists mature/posterior subcapsular cataract (PSC) for the cataract. How would you recommend coding this? As a mature cataract or a PSC?

    Answer: Technically both ICD-10 codes can be reported.

    Additional questions are:

    • Are you submitting CPT code 66982 for complex surgery?
    • Was dye used for better visualization of the mature lens?
    • Who is the payer? Although Medicare recognizes the use of dye for the mature lens, many commercial plans do not. Always best to check each payers’ policy.