AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 9 (September)

Medicine: Ophthalmology (Q&A) (September 2010)

September 2010 page 10a Medicine: Ophthalmology Question: Would it be appropriate to code a visual field test (code 92081) twice when performing it once with eyelids taped and once without eyelids taped? Answer: No. Code 92081, Visual field examination, unilateral or bilateral, with interpretation and report; limited examination (eg, tangent screen, Autoplot, arc perimeter, or single stimulus level automated test, such as Octopus 3 or 7 equivalent), is designated as a unilateral or bilateral procedure. It is only reported once per session, even when the exam includes evaluations with and without lid taping as in evaluation for blepharoplasty. Therefore...

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