MAY 15, 2018
Performing Stent Procedures Without Cataract Surgery
Question: If we perform another procedure, other than cataract surgery, at the time of iStent or CyPass placement, is the patient responsible for payment?
Answer: Yes, the patient is responsible for payment. Medicare Part B and Medicare Advantage plans only cover iStent and CyPass when performed in conjunction with cataract surgery.
Learn more about coding for stents in the Academy’s MIGS fact sheets.