Article: Glaucoma Surgical Coding Remains a Challenge

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PDF File Article: Glaucoma Surgical Coding Remains a Challenge. Glaucoma affects over two million Americans. Although only the minority of these patients requires surgery, the overall volume of these procedures is still relatively high. The number of trabeculectomies alone performed on Medicare beneficiaries approximates 40,000 annually. Coding and reimbursement for glaucoma surgery therefore has a significant impact nationally, as well as for many ophthalmology practices. Glaucoma surgery is an evolving field.

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