Reimbursement for Glaukos’ Aqueous Drainage Devices

Topic: Aqueous Drainage Device

Sponsor: Glaukos

Updated: 03/04/2024

Glaukos

This FAQ addresses the following:

  1. What is an iStent® aqueous drainage device (ADD)?
  2. What are the indications for implanting an iStent?
  3. Do Medicare and other payors cover implantation of an iStent aqueous drainage device?
  4. What CPT code describes implantation of an iStent aqueous drainage device?
  5. What does Medicare allow for the surgeon for these procedures?
  6. What does Medicare allow for the facility for these procedures, including the prosthetic device?
  7. Is there separate Part B Medicare reimbursement for the ADD?
  8. May gonioscopy (92020) be billed with the claim for the surgery?
  9. Are there NCCI edits for procedures with ADDs?
  10. What is the global period for these procedures?
  11. Can a surgeon co-manage postop care for procedures with ADDs?