• How to Code for Corneal Cross-Linking


    NOTE: Review the Academy's updated Feb. 28, 2018 guidance.

    Question: Is there a CPT code for corneal cross-linking?

    Answer: The CPT code for cross-linking is Category III code 0402T. The code has no relative value units assigned to it. Thus, most payers may not cover this service and the patient will be responsible for payment. Do not bill 0402T in conjunction with CPT codes 65435, 66990 or 76514.

    For Medicare Part B patients, you may have the patient sign an advance beneficiary notice before performing the procedure.