Medicare Reimbursement for Hydrus Microstent

Topic: Aqueous Drainage Device

Sponsor: Ivantis

Updated: 01/14/2022


This FAQ addresses the following:

  1. What is the Ivantis Hydrus® Microstent?
  2. What are the indications for the Hydrus Microstent?
  3. Do Medicare and other payers cover implantation of the Hydrus Microstent?
  4. Is there reimbursement for stand-alone Hydrus implantation without cataract surgery?
  5. What CPT code describes implantation of the Hydrus?
  6. What does Medicare allow for these procedures?
  7. Is there separate Part B Medicare reimbursement for the Hydrus Microstent device?
  8. Are there NCCI edits for CPT 66989 and 66991?
  9. May gonioscopy (92020) be billed with the claim for the surgery?
  10. What is the global period for 66989 and 66991?