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Cataract Surgery Coding: When Optometrist Provides Postop Care

We’ve got the modifier you need when the ophthalmic surgeon passes the baton.
Question: An ophthalmic surgeon performs cataract surgery, and then turns the patient over to the optometrist for postoperative management only. How should I code between the two providers? Do I need a modifier?
Answer: If the ophthalmic surgeon turns the patient over to the […]

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