AMA CPT® Assistant - 2002 Issue 4 (April)

Medicine (April 2002)

April 2002 page 18b Coding Consultation Medicine, 92136 (Q&A) Question Is code 92136, Ophthalmic biometry by partial coherence interferometry with intraocular lens power calculation, inherently unilateral or bilateral? AMA Comment From a coding perspective, code 92136 describes an inherently unilateral procedure. Therefore, when ophthalmic biometry by partial coherence interferometry with intraocular lens power calculation is performed on both eyes, then modifier -50, Bilateral procedure, should be appended to code 92136. Medicine, 92136 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2002; April 2002 page 18b ...

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