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Billing and Coding: Blepharoplasty, Eyelid Surgery, and Brow Lift

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Article ID
A57191
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Article Title
Billing and Coding: Blepharoplasty, Eyelid Surgery, and Brow Lift
Article Type
Billing and Coding
Original Effective Date
10/01/2019
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CMS National Coverage Policy

Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, §1862(a)(1)(A) allows coverage and payment for only those services that are considered to be medically reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury or to improve the functioning of a malformed body member.

Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, §1833(e), prohibits Medicare payment for any claim, which lacks the necessary information to process the claim.

Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, §1862(a)(10), prohibits payment for cosmetic surgery; procedures performed only to approve appearances without a functional benefit are not covered by Medicare, except as required for the prompt repair of accidental injury or for improvement of the functioning of a malformed body member.

CMS Manual System, Pub. 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 16, §20, Services not reasonable and necessary.

CMS Manual System, Pub. 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 16, §120, Cosmetic Surgery.

Article Guidance

Article Text

The following coding and billing guidance is to be used with its associated Local coverage determination.

Other requirements
The medical record documentation must support the medical necessity of the services as directed in this policy.

All documentation must be maintained in the patient’s medical record and available to the contractor upon request.

Every page of the record must be legible and include appropriate patient identification information (e.g., complete name, dates of service(s)).

Documentation must support CMS ‘signature requirements’ as described in the Medicare Program Integrity Manual (Pub. 100-08), Chapter 3.

A pre-operative exam and operative report must be available.

The submitted medical record must support the use of the selected ICD10-CM code(s). The submitted CPT/HCPCS code must describe the service performed.

Response To Comments

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Coding Information

Bill Type Codes

Code Description
999x Not Applicable
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Revenue Codes

Code Description
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CPT/HCPCS Codes

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Group 1 Codes
Code Description
15822 BLEPHAROPLASTY, UPPER EYELID;
15823 BLEPHAROPLASTY, UPPER EYELID; WITH EXCESSIVE SKIN WEIGHTING DOWN LID
67900 REPAIR OF BROW PTOSIS (SUPRACILIARY, MID-FOREHEAD OR CORONAL APPROACH)
67901 REPAIR OF BLEPHAROPTOSIS; FRONTALIS MUSCLE TECHNIQUE WITH SUTURE OR OTHER MATERIAL (EG, BANKED FASCIA)
67902 REPAIR OF BLEPHAROPTOSIS; FRONTALIS MUSCLE TECHNIQUE WITH AUTOLOGOUS FASCIAL SLING (INCLUDES OBTAINING FASCIA)
67903 REPAIR OF BLEPHAROPTOSIS; (TARSO) LEVATOR RESECTION OR ADVANCEMENT, INTERNAL APPROACH
67904 REPAIR OF BLEPHAROPTOSIS; (TARSO) LEVATOR RESECTION OR ADVANCEMENT, EXTERNAL APPROACH
67906 REPAIR OF BLEPHAROPTOSIS; SUPERIOR RECTUS TECHNIQUE WITH FASCIAL SLING (INCLUDES OBTAINING FASCIA)
67908 REPAIR OF BLEPHAROPTOSIS; CONJUNCTIVO-TARSO-MULLER'S MUSCLE-LEVATOR RESECTION (EG, FASANELLA-SERVAT TYPE)
67909 REDUCTION OF OVERCORRECTION OF PTOSIS
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CPT/HCPCS Modifiers

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Group 1 Codes

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ICD-10-CM Codes that Support Medical Necessity

Group 1

(20 Codes)
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It is the responsibility of the physician/provider to code to the highest level specified in the ICD-10-CM (e.g., to the third or seventh character). The correct use of an ICD-10-CM code listed below does not assure coverage of a service. The service must be reasonable and necessary in the specific case and must meet the criteria specified in this determination.

These are the only covered ICD-10-CM codes that support medical necessity for CPT codes 15822-15823 with/or without 67900-67904, 67906 and 67908-67909.

Group 1 Codes
Code Description
H02.31 Blepharochalasis right upper eyelid
H02.34 Blepharochalasis left upper eyelid
H02.401 Unspecified ptosis of right eyelid
H02.402 Unspecified ptosis of left eyelid
H02.403 Unspecified ptosis of bilateral eyelids
H02.411 Mechanical ptosis of right eyelid
H02.412 Mechanical ptosis of left eyelid
H02.413 Mechanical ptosis of bilateral eyelids
H02.421 Myogenic ptosis of right eyelid
H02.422 Myogenic ptosis of left eyelid
H02.423 Myogenic ptosis of bilateral eyelids
H02.431 Paralytic ptosis of right eyelid
H02.432 Paralytic ptosis of left eyelid
H02.433 Paralytic ptosis of bilateral eyelids
H02.831 Dermatochalasis of right upper eyelid
H02.834 Dermatochalasis of left upper eyelid
H57.811 Brow ptosis, right
H57.812 Brow ptosis, left
H57.813 Brow ptosis, bilateral
Q10.0 Congenital ptosis
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ICD-10-CM Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity

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Group 1 Codes

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ICD-10-PCS Codes

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Group 1 Codes

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Additional ICD-10 Information

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Bill Type Codes

Contractors may specify Bill Types to help providers identify those Bill Types typically used to report this service. Absence of a Bill Type does not guarantee that the article does not apply to that Bill Type. Complete absence of all Bill Types indicates that coverage is not influenced by Bill Type and the article should be assumed to apply equally to all claims.

Code Description
999x Not Applicable
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Revenue Codes

Contractors may specify Revenue Codes to help providers identify those Revenue Codes typically used to report this service. In most instances Revenue Codes are purely advisory. Unless specified in the article, services reported under other Revenue Codes are equally subject to this coverage determination. Complete absence of all Revenue Codes indicates that coverage is not influenced by Revenue Code and the article should be assumed to apply equally to all Revenue Codes.

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Other Coding Information

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Group 1 Codes

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Coding Table Information

Excluded CPT/HCPCS Codes - Table Format
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Non-Excluded CPT/HCPCS Ended Codes - Table Format
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Revision History Information

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Associated Documents

Medicare BPM Ch 15.50.2 SAD Determinations
Medicare BPM Ch 15.50.2
Related Local Coverage Documents
LCDs
L36286 - Blepharoplasty, Eyelid Surgery, and Brow Lift
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Keywords

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Brow Lift
  • ptosis
  • 15822
  • 15823
  • 67900
  • 67901
  • 67902
  • 67903
  • 67904
  • 67906
  • 67908
  • 67909