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  • Documenting Visually Significant Cataract

    What is the recommended documentation for a visually significant cataract that requires surgery? Is a manifest refraction required for every cataract surgery or will a glare test suffice?
    Most payers require documentation of best corrected visual acuity by manifest refraction. Review the Cataract Documentation Checklist and also visit the Academy’s Cataract Surgery Documentation website for other documentation requirements.

    If you missed the 2023 Fundamentals of Ophthalmic Coding Course, presented June 27 in collaboration with the Academy’s YO Committee, you can purchase the recording through Aug. 25.