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Could medicare pay for cataract surgery?

Could medicare pay for cataract surgery?

Medicare pays for CS: Medicare pays for majority of cataract surgery. Extra costs if a patient desires a refractive implant or advanced implant to correct for astigmatism &/or reading vision & for laser cataract surgery, which helps many patients in long term recovery, decreased risk, complication rates. But medicare pays for about 80% or more depending on benefits. See: [email protected] ...Read more

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Dr. Osbert Fernandez
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Does medicare part a cover cataract surgery?

Does medicare part a cover cataract surgery?

No: Medicare part b covers cataract surgery and follow-up care, while medicare part a covers hospital and long-term care. Patients who only have part a are not covered for cataract surgery, unless they have additional insurance from another company. ...Read more

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What vision level does does medicare cover for cataract surgery?

What vision level does does medicare cover for cataract surgery?

Depends: The american academy of ophthalmology recommends that if the visual acuity is impaired the procedure can be recommended. No longer is an absolute visual acuity set for approval. ...Read more

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I am disabled and need cataract surgery. Can i qualify for medicare early?

I am disabled and need cataract surgery. Can i qualify for medicare early?

Not by cataract: Qualifying for medicare early (or rather, for medicaid) would be based on your underlying disability. Because cataracts are a treatable condition that generally result in good improvement in vision and no disability following surgery, they are unlikely to be a basis for a determination of disability. ...Read more

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I need all CPT codes for Medicare cataract surgery. I have from CMS 66830 66840 66850 66852 66920 66930 66940 66982 66983 66984?

I need all CPT codes for Medicare cataract surgery.  I have from CMS 66830   66840     66850    66852     66920
66930   66940  66982  66983  66984?

Using this site: This is the HT public forum where volunteer docs answer questions about health problems. You are welcome to ask questions about a health problem as the need arises, but this is not a coding center or repository for Medicare information. Your eye surgeons office should be able to provide you with any coding based on your case & potential surgery. ...Read more

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I am having cataract surgery. My optometrist told me my multifocal lens implant will cost me $5000 per eye and I have to pay before. Is this correct?

I am having cataract surgery. My optometrist told me my multifocal lens implant will cost me $5000 per eye and I have to pay before.  Is this correct?

Prices vary: Multifocal lenses do cost extra and are not covered by health insurance. They are not mandatory but can be very helpful if you are trying to achieve independence from glasses. The price is a combination of surgeon fees and the cost of the lens. The price is dependent on the market in the area and is variable. There's nothing wrong with price shopping. Just make sure you go with a great surgeon.. ...Read more

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Will my vision improve immediately after having cataract surgery? I need cataract surgery, but i'm worried that i won't be able to see after the surgery. I'll need to return to work as soon as possible after the procedure. How long will it take for my vis

Will my vision improve immediately after having cataract surgery? I need cataract surgery, but i'm worried that i won't be able to see after the surgery. I'll need to return to work as soon as possible after the procedure. How long will it take for my vis

Vision improves fast: Cataract surgery is a quick and easy procedure from which you can recover. Most people begin to see better within a day of the procedure, but this depends on the degree of cataract as well as the type of cataract surgery you have. Depending on your work, you may be able to resume normal activities almost immediately. Speak with your eye surgeon about your particular situation. ...Read more

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I have cataract surgery before 15 days .But i still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. Is it normal?

Reading!: How is your distance vision? You may be using too strong if reading glasses, try a + 2.00. There are many possible explanations for your situation. See your surgeon! ...Read more

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I had a cataract surgery 15 days ago but i still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. What should I do?

I had a cataract surgery 15 days ago but i still can't read well even with +4 reading glasses. What should I do?

Cataract surgery: Vision after cataract surgery can take a number of weeks to stabilize. If you have significant astigmatism, you may need to get this corrected before reading glasses or bifocals will help you read. ...Read more

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I have down's syndrome and had cataract surgery yesterday.They put me under for it. I have been tired ever since and can't seem to shake it. What should I do?

I have down's syndrome and had cataract surgery yesterday.They put me under for it. I have been tired ever since and can't seem to shake it. What should I do?

2-3 days: If you received general anesthesia, the effects can last up to 48 hours. Some aesthetics concentrate in the fatty tissues and may take a couple of days to return to normal. ...Read more

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Are you put under for cataract surgery?

Are you put under for cataract surgery?

Rarely: Most cataract surgery is performed under local anesthesia, sometimes with a little assist intravenously but not asleep. The only patients consistently put to sleep are children, and adults with movement disorders and mental deficiency;. ...Read more

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Which lens are good for cataract surgery?

Lens options: There are 3 key options for cataract surgery: monofocal (give you ability to see 1 distance); multifocal (see multiple distances but risk of glare/halos); accommodative lenses (allow multiple distances; less risk of glare; but may not work as well for reading vision especially over time). More info: [email protected] Visionary Ophthalmology, Rockville, MD ...Read more

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What are effective alternatives to cataract surgery?

No surgery: Cataract surgery is considered an elective procedure. Except for a few situiations, you, as the patient, decide when you want to have the surgery. If you are happy with your vision, you can wait on the surgery as long a you want. ...Read more

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What are possible complications of a cataract surgery?

Cataract surgery: Cataract surgery is usually very safe. There can be complications. More common ones are posterior capsule opacification requiring a later laser procedure, wound leak, posterior capsule rupture. Less common ones are retinal detachment, infection, and prolonged inflammation. For more information please check out: http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/cataract-complications.htm ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cataract surgery?

What is the definition or description of: cataract surgery?

Lens surgery: Cataract surgery is the surgical procedure performed when the natural lens in the eye becomes opaque affecting vision. The cloudy lens is removed surgically and replaced with an artificial intra-ocular lens (iol). ...Read more

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What are the different techniques used in cataract surgery now?

Ultrasound: The vast majority of cataract surgery in the U.S. Is performed with a small corneal incision (usually less than 3mm) followed by phacoemulsification, or ultrasound, to destroy the cataract. The lens implant is folded, inserted through the small corneal incision, and then unfolds while in the eye. You have some choice in the lens implant selection as lenses now have multifocal capability. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits and disadvantages associated with a cataract surgery?

Many Advantages: There are over 3 million cataract surgeries performed annually, and it enjoys amongst the highest patient satisfaction of any surgery. Removal of the cataract improves vision, restores clarity, makes colors brighter, and often eliminates the need for glasses post-operatively. Complications are very rare, but include infections or other potential causes of loss of vision or blindness.. ...Read more

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Is cataract surgery done with a laser?

Femto Laser: The femtosecond laser was approved about 2 years ago to assist with certain steps of cataract surgery. It is not widely used because it is prohibitively expensive and not covered by insurance. Modern cataract surgery is done by ultrasound and utilizes sophisticated lens implants to correct for pre-existing refractve errors. Laser or no laser, modern cataract surgery is a miraculous operation. ...Read more

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What are cataract surgery complications?

What are cataract surgery complications?

CS Complications: post Cataract Surgery Issues/Complications: need for glasses still, need YAG laser: PCO, dry eye sx/worsening, eyelid droop, recurrent uveitis, eye bleeding, needing another surgery/laser (for multiple reasons: refractive surprise, swelling of macula CME, IOL dislocation, failing cornea), rare: infection,retinal hole, detachment, loss of vision, loss of eye, loss of life; [email protected] ...Read more

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