Mynosys Cellular Devices Announces American Medical Association Issues New CPT Code for Intraoperative Visual Axis Identification Using Patient Fixation

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced its intent to issue a new Category III Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code for intraoperative visual axis identification using patient fixation.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced its intent to issue a new Category III Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code for intraoperative visual axis identification using patient fixation. The new code is to be listed separately in addition to the code for the primary procedure, that is, used in conjunction with AMA CPT codes 66982 and 66984. This new Category III CPT code affirms that intraoperative visual axis identification using patient fixation is a separate and distinct procedure that can be performed and billed in conjunction with cataract surgery procedures. The new Category III code may be appropriate for billing procedures using the Company’s Zepto® product to perform Zepto®- guided intraoperative visual axis identification using patient fixation.

CPT code 66982 [Extracapsular cataract extraction removal with insertion of intraocular lens prosthesis (1-stage procedure), manual or mechanical technique (e.g., irrigation and aspiration or phacoemulsification) complex, requiring devices or techniques not generally used in routine cataract surgery (e.g., iris expansion device, suture support for intraocular lens, endocapsular rings, or primary posterior capsulorrhexis) or performed on patients in the amblyogenic developmental stage]

CPT code 66984 [Extracapsular cataract extraction removal with insertion of intraocular lens prosthesis (1-stage procedure), manual or mechanical technique (e.g., irrigation and aspiration or phacoemulsification)].

The new Category III code has an effective implementation date of January 1, 2019.

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