Medicare Reimbursement


Medicare makes separate payments for the acquisition of corneal tissue for use in corneal transplant. However, there has been some confusion about this policy, which has led to instances in which the tissue was billed incorrectly, and thus not reimbursed by Medicare.

These resources were developed by EBAA and AAO to help you secure the reimbursement to which you are entitled by CMS.

Resources include:


EBAA and AAO hosted a series of webinars for eye bankers and physicians to explain the policy in more detail and to answer their members’ questions. The slide deck and recordings of these calls are below.


Presentation Slides
January 14th webinar recording
January 16th webinar recording



EBAA and AAO logos for CMS page