DEC 15, 2016
Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body Requiring PPV
Question: The surgeon removed an intraocular foreign body due to a penetrating injury. It was also necessary to perform a pars plana vitrectomy. Can we unbundle CPT code 67036 Vitrectomy, mechanical, pars plana approach from CPT code 65265 Removal of non-magnetic intraocular foreign body?
Answer: No, it is not appropriate to unbundle the vitrectomy. Only submit CPT code 65265.