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Some ophthalmologists are interested in an enhanced cataract surgery package with a corresponding added charge and want to know how Medicare would view it.
There are a number of points that differentiate this approach from routine cataract surgery. The Medicare beneficiaries are charged an extra amount, above the usual deductible and copayment, for a money-back guarantee that the patient will achieve 20/20 uncorrected distance vision after cataract surgery. The surgery is standard cataract surgery with a conventional monofocal IOL. The patient would still require reading glasses for near
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Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that is devoted to the study and treatment of eye diseases. As well as mild visual defects correctable by lenses, ophthalmology is concerned with glaucoma, uveitis and other serious conditions affecting the eye, ...
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...