Medicare Rules for Computer Assisted Cataract Surgery

Topic: Cataract Surgery

Sponsor: ZEISS

Updated: 09/08/2021

ZEISS

This FAQ addresses the following:

  1. How does ZEISS CALLISTO eye® help the cataract surgeon?
  2. What reimbursement issues affect the use of ZEISS CALLISTO eye?
  3. If the ZEISS CALLISTO eye is used in cataract surgery without refractive surgery, who pays for it?
  4. If the ZEISS CALLISTO eye is used in corneal transplant surgery without refractive surgery, who pays for it?
  5. Are there other noncovered expenses associated with refractive surgery at the time of cataract surgery?
  6. What should we tell patients about refractive cataract surgery?
  7. How should we tell patients about the noncovered charges associated with refractive cataract surgery?
  8. What documentation is required in the patient’s medical record?
  9. How should we track the noncovered services in our billing system?
  10. Is it necessary to segregate the ASC charges from the surgeon’s charges?