Accommodating IOL receives NTIOL classification

May 7, 2010

An accommodating IOL with aspheric optics (Crystalens AO, Bausch + Lomb) has received new-technology IOL classification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Aliso Viejo, CA

-An accommodating IOL with aspheric optics (Crystalens AO, Bausch + Lomb) has received new-technology IOL (NTIOL) classification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The classification became effective April 9 and means that the lens is approved for an additional $50 Medicare payment adjustment for services in conjunction with cataract procedures performed at ambulatory surgical centers.

“We are pleased that the [lens] has been included into the active NTIOL class for reduced spherical aberration,” said Andy Corley, global president, Surgical, Bausch + Lomb. “We believe that this decision should benefit surgeons and their patients in the coming months."