• Nasolacrimal Stent Removal


    A pediatric ophthalmologist in another state placed bilateral nasolacrimal stents under anesthesia for a child who subsequently moved to my state. I saw the child and removed the stents in the office. How should I code for the stent removal?


    Answer: There is not a separate CPT code for the stent removal. Use the appropriate level of E/M or eye visit code.
    Additional coding competency resources can be found in Fundamentals of Ophthalmic Coding.