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Is a 20/20 money-back guarantee covered or noncovered by Medicare?

08:04 EDT 16 Apr 2018 | Healio

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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