AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2002 Issue 1

Coding and reporting glaucoma screening

(Due to the OPPS delay, the implementation of the new codes, are on hold until April 1, 2002.) Medicare will now provide payment for glaucoma screening services to eligible Medicare beneficiaries, specifically those with diabetes mellitus or a family history of glaucoma, and certain other individuals found to be at high risk of glaucoma. The glaucoma screening procedure is stated to consist of: (1) A dilated eye examination with an intraocular pressure measurement; and(2) A direct ophthalmoscopy examination, or a slit-lamp biomicroscopic examination. Two new HCPCS codes were created for glaucoma screening: G0117, Glaucoma screening for high risk...

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