Sources: 42 C.F.R. § 411.355(i)

13. Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses

Eyeglasses and contact lenses that are covered by Medicare when furnished to patients following cataract surgery that meet the following conditions:

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  1. The eyeglasses or contact lenses are provided in accordance with Medicare's coverage and payment provisions;

  2. The arrangement for the furnishing of the eyeglasses or contact lenses does not violate the anti-kickback statute or any laws or regulations governing billing or claims submission; and

  3. All billing and claims submission for the eyeglasses or contact lenses does not violate any Federal or State law or regulation governing billing or claims submission.

Stark General Exception