CPT Code 67825

CPT code 67825 is for the revision of eyelashes, typically involving procedures to correct abnormal positions.

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What is CPT Code 67825

CPT code 67825 is used to denote a procedure involving the revision (correction) of eyelashes. This typically includes interventions to address issues such as trichiasis, where eyelashes grow abnormally and irritate the eye, by procedures like epilation or other corrective treatments.

Does CPT 67825 Need a Modifier?

For CPT code 67825, which pertains to the correction of trichiasis; epilation by forceps only, several modifiers may be applicable depending on the specific circumstances of the procedure. Here is an ordered list of potential modifiers and the reasons for their use:

1. -RT (Right Side) and -LT (Left Side): These modifiers are used to specify which eyelid (right or left) the procedure was performed on. This is crucial for accurate billing and medical records, as treatments may be unilateral.

2. -50 (Bilateral Procedure): If the epilation procedure is performed on both eyelids during the same operative session, this modifier should be used. It indicates that the procedure was carried out on both sides, which can affect reimbursement.

3. -E1 (Upper Left, Eyelid), -E2 (Lower Left, Eyelid), -E3 (Upper Right, Eyelid), -E4 (Lower Right, Eyelid): These eyelid-specific modifiers provide additional detail about the exact location of the procedure. They are particularly useful in cases where documentation needs to specify which part of the eyelid was treated.

4. -51 (Multiple Procedures): This modifier is used when multiple procedures are performed during the same surgical session. It may be applicable if epilation is one of several procedures performed.

5. -52 (Reduced Services): If the epilation procedure was partially reduced or altered as per the physician’s discretion, this modifier would be appropriate. It indicates that the service provided was less than what is typically required for the listed CPT code.

6. -53 (Discontinued Procedure): If the procedure was started but not completed due to extenuating circumstances affecting the patient’s health, this modifier should be used.

7. -59 (Distinct Procedural Service): This modifier is used to indicate that the procedure was distinct or independent from other services performed on the same day. It is crucial for preventing bundling and ensuring proper reimbursement.

Each of these modifiers serves to provide clear, specific information that helps in the accurate coding and billing of the epilation procedure, ensuring compliance with insurance requirements and facilitating appropriate reimbursement.

CPT Code 67825 Medicare Reimbursement

CPT code 67825, which pertains to the revision of eyelashes (e.g., epilation by forceps), is generally considered a medically necessary procedure when specific criteria are met, such as in cases of trichiasis where eyelashes abrade the cornea. Medicare typically covers procedures deemed medically necessary.

However, reimbursement for CPT code 67825 can vary based on the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) that governs the region in which the service is provided. Each MAC may have different guidelines and allowable amounts for this procedure. It is advisable to check with the local MAC for specific coverage and reimbursement details.

As for the reimbursement amount, it can differ by locality and the specifics of the service provided. Providers can find this information through the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) lookup tool available on the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) website or by contacting their regional MAC directly.

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