AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 5 (May)

Evaluation and Management: Office or Other Outpatient Services (May 2008)

May 2008 page 13 Evaluation and Management: Office or Other Outpatient Services, 99241 (Q&A) Question: What is the appropriate code to report the service when a physician uses a fluorescein dye and Wood's lamp to check the eye for a corneal abrasion or foreign body? Answer: The examination and fluorescein dye test are included in the evaluation and management (E/M) service and are not reported separately. However, the work involving the detailed eye examination and history may allow the reporting of a higher-level E/M code. It is recommended that the 1997 CMS documentation guidelines at the following Web...

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