Special Billing Instructions for RHCs and FQHCs for Glaucoma Screening Services (Rev. 371, 04-04-05)

by  Jared Staheli
July 5th, 2015

Screening glaucoma services are considered RHC/FQHC services. For claims with dates of service before April 1, 2005, RHCs and FQHCs bill the FI under bill type 71X or 73X along with revenue code 0770 and HCPCS codes G0117 or G0118 and RHC/FQHC revenue code 0520 or 0521 to report the related visit. Reporting of revenue code 0770 and HCPCS codes G0117 and G0118 in addition to revenue code 0520 or 0521 is required for this service in order for CWF to perform frequency editing. Payment should not be made for a screening glaucoma service unless the claim also contains a visit code for the service. FIs must edit to assure payment is not made for revenue code 0770. The claim must also contain a visit revenue code (0520 or 0521). Payment is made for the screening glaucoma service under the all-inclusive rate for the line item reporting revenue code 0520 or 0521. No payment is made on the line item reporting revenue code 0770.

Screening glaucoma services furnished within an RHC/FQHC by a physician or nonphysician are considered RHC/FQHC services. For claims with dates of service on or after April 1, 2005, RHCs and FQHCs bill the FI under bill type 71X or 73X for the service. Payment is made under the all-inclusive rate. Additional revenue and HCPCS coding is no longer required for this service when RHCs/FQHCs are billing for the service. Use revenue code 0520 or 0521, as appropriate.

References:

Special Billing Instructions for RHCs and FQHCs for Glaucoma Screening Services (Rev. 371, 04-04-05). (2015, July 5). Find-A-Code Articles. Retrieved from https://www.findacode.com/articles/special-billing-instructions-for-rhcs-and-fqhcs-for-glaucoma-screening-services-rev-371-04-04-05-27002.html

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