Medicare Reimbursement for Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

Topic: Trabeculoplasty

Sponsor: Ellex

Updated: 04/21/2021


This FAQ addresses the following:

  1. Does Medicare cover selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)?
  2. Should I consider SLT as a primary treatment for open-angle glaucoma?
  3. What CPT code do we use to report SLT for glaucoma?
  4. What is the Medicare physician reimbursement for SLT?
  5. Does Medicare allow a facility fee for SLT?
  6. What is the global surgery period for SLT?
  7. Is an office visit billable on the same day as SLT?
  8. Can I be reimbursed for a repeat SLT on the same eye?
  9. What about reimbursement for SLT on the fellow eye during the global period of the first eye?
  10. Can SLT be performed on both eyes on the same day?