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  • Post Cataract Glasses Prescription

    What is required on a prescription for glasses after cataract surgery for traditional Medicare to pay?

    Visit Coding Updates and Resources, where you will find a free copy of the Optical Dispensing Coding Module. A detailed written order for the lens(es), including frames, must include: 
    • Beneficiary’s name or Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) Number 
    • Physician’s name or National Provider Identifier (NPI)
    • Date of the surgery
    • Date of the order and the start date, if start date is different from the date of the order
    • Detailed description of the item(s). It should include the diagnosis code and/or a narrative diagnosis for the condition necessitating the lens(es).
    • Treating practitioner signature