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This featured article presents a major retina/vitreous coding conundrum of not having an accurate CPT code that describes the surgery for removal of silicone oil as a second procedure. The challenge remains, and the solution is obvious: Obtain a revision of the current code descriptions/examples for CPT 67121 that encompasses other implanted materials or develop a new CPT code for removal of silicone oil. Hopefully, this will happen in the not too distant future
Coding Conundrums for Silicone Oil Removal