CPT Coding for ECP
In January 2005, a dedicated CPT code was established by Endo Optiks for Endoscopic Cyclo Photocoagulation. That code is 66711.
ECP can be performed in combination with cataract surgery or as a stand alone procedure for glaucoma.
Q: What are the indications for ECP?
A: ECP is indicated for the treatment of glaucoma including mild, moderate and severe disease.
Q: What is the difference between ECP code 66711 and TSCPC code 66710?
A: 66711 can only be used for the intraocular ablation of the ciliary processes under direct visualization.
66710 refers to transcleral cyclo destruction
Q: Does Medicare cover ECP when performed alone and when combined with cataract surgery?
A: Yes, ECP is reimbursed as a stand alone or combined procedure when performed as medically necessary.
Q: What is the global surgery period for 66711?
A: ECP is considered a major surgical procedure with a 90 day posteroperative period.
Q: Can 65875 (severing posterior synechiae) be billed with 66711, since the iris is filled with viscoelastic in a combined procedure?
A: No. NCCI bundles 65875 with 66711, so no separate reimbursement is available.