AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 5 (May)

Medicine: Ophthalmology [Q & A] (May 2011)

May 2011 page 9c Medicine: Ophthalmology Question: Please explain the intent of codes 92227 and 92228. What is the difference in the code descriptors "with analysis and report under physician supervision" and "with physician review, interpretation and report"? Is a physician required for both of these tests? Answer: The intent for code 92227, Remote imaging for detection of retinal disease (eg, retinopathy in a patient with diabetes) with analysis and report under physician supervision, unilateral or bilateral, is for reporting screening examinations for the asymptomatic patient who is at risk for conditions associated with retinopathy, such as diabetes mellitus...

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