AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2001 Issue 3

Screening services now eligible for Medicare coverage

Glaucoma screening services Glaucoma screening services are now eligible for Medicare coverage according to a recent Program Memorandum (PM), Transmittal A-01-105. The Benefits Improvement and Protection ACT of 2000, §102, provides annual coverage for glaucoma screening for eligible Medicare beneficiaries, such as, those with diabetes mellitus or a family history of glaucoma, and certain other individuals found to be at high risk for glaucoma as determined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Medicare will pay for glaucoma screening examinations where they are furnished by or under the direct supervision of an ophthalmologist or optometrist who...

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