Medicare Reimbursement for Mechanical Pupil Dilation with Malyugin Ring

Topic: Malyugin Ring

Sponsor: MicroSurgical Technology

Updated: 01/01/2022

MicroSurgical Technology

This FAQ addresses the following:

  1. What is the Malyugin Ring™ pupil expander?
  2. What are the indications for use of the Malyugin Ring?
  3. Does using the Malyugin Ring qualify as complex cataract surgery?
  4. What CPT codes describe complex cataract surgery?
  5. What characteristics do not make a procedure complex?
  6. What does Medicare allow for complex cataract surgery?
  7. Are 66982, 66987 and 66989 eligible for facility reimbursement?
  8. Is there additional payment for the supply of the Malyugin Ring?
  9. Is complex cataract surgery subject to Medicare’s NCCI edits?
  10. What is the frequency of complex cataract surgery?