AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 8 (August)

Coding for Ophthalmological Services (August 1998)

August 1998 pages 1-4 Coding for Ophthalmological Services The guidelines for intermediate ophthalmological services were revised in CPT 1998 to include the verbiage "for ophthalmoscopy." This was done to clarify the use of mydriasis for ophthalmoscopy. Mydriasis is the increase in pupil size that normally occurs in the dark or artificially through the use of drugs. To facilitate ophthalmoscopy, the physician may utilize a mydriatic agent to dilate the pupils to help the physician better visualize the ocular media and fundus. The use of mydriasis for ophthalmoscopy is included in the intermediate ophthalmological services and is not normally...

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