AUG 21, 2018
Usage of miLopp in Cataract Surgery
Question: Does miLoop make cataract surgery complex?
Answer: According to the Academy’s Health Policy Committee, use of miLoop alone does not qualify as complex. Submit CPT code 66984. With the January 1, 2019 Category III add-on code +0514T Intraoperative visual axis identification using patient fixation (list separately in addition to code for primary procedure) for miLoop, practices should report both 66984 and 0514T. For Medicare Part B patients, obtain an ABN and append modifier -GA. For commercial plans when preauthorizing, be sure to ask if they have an allowable.
Learn more about cataract surgery in the 1-Hour Coding Course: Complete Guide to Documenting and Coding Cataract Surgery.