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Last Modified: 7/15/2022 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part B

“Ophthalmology services and cataract surgery coverage requirements” (Part B)

Tuesday, Aug. 23

10-11:30 a.m. ET

Delivery language: English

Medicare Part B provides coverage for treatment by an ophthalmologist for certain medical conditions, including wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma. In the CMS 2021 Medicare fee-for-service supplemental improper payment data, cataract removal and lens insertion accounted for over $218 million in projected improper payments with an error rate of 12.7%. Cataract surgery claims are under medical review by multiple review contractors. Learn the coverage, medical necessity, and documentation requirements to avoid claim denials.
During this webinar you will learn about:
Coverage guidelines for vision services
Cataract extraction coverage, documentation, and medical necessity requirements
Medical reviews for cataract surgery and how to prevent claim denials
Appropriate billing for intravitreal injections of Eylea (Aflibercept)
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Would you like to submit questions prior to this event? You may submit your questions in advance by emailing them to Please submit your questions no later than Tuesday, Aug. 16.
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