AMA issues CPT codes for implantation of artificial iris

The AMA has issued three CPT codes for artificial iris implantation, according to a press release from Veo Ophthalmics.
The Category III codes are 0616T, 0617T and 0618T and went into effect July 1.
In January, CMS granted transitional pass-through payment status to the CustomFlex artificial iris, which was approved by the FDA in 2018 to treat iris defects stemming from congenital aniridia, acquired defects or other conditions involving a missing or damaged iris.“These CPT codes, combined with the transitional pass-through payment granted by CMS, expand patient access and further enable

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