Surgeon explains reimbursement changes amid new billing environment

SAN FRANCISCO — Surgeons face a mixed bag of reimbursement increases and decreases, based on revised guidelines and valuation changes, a surgeon said here.“I think [there’s] probably a lot of good news for those using the femtosecond [laser] with premium IOLs. There’s bad news for cataract, but some good news with respect to the reimbursement for [microincision glaucoma surgery],” David F. Chang, MD, said at the American Glaucoma Society annual meeting.

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