HCPCS Code Q1003: Discontinuation of Payment for Category 3 New Technology Intra Ocular Lens (NTIOLs)

February 17, 2011

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has reported that Category 3 NTIOLs, reported using HCPCS code Q1003, has expired for dates of service beginning on February 27, 2011. CMS did not approve a new NTIOL class for CY 2011.

Q1003 will be packaged into the reimbursement rate of the IOL insertion procedure. No separate payment will be provided (effective February 27, 2011).