AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 2 (February)

Ophthalmology Changes for 2011 (February 2011)

February 2011 pages 6-7 Ophthalmology Changes for 2011 Several changes were made to the Special Ophthalmological Services subsection under Medicine/Ophthalmology in the CPT® 2011 codebook. This article will provide an overview of these changes and their intended application. Background Over the past several years, there has been increased utilization of computerized ophthalmic diagnostic imaging. Initially the service included evaluation of the optic nerve only. With evolving technology the clinical use has expanded to incorporate evaluation of the retina, including assessment of diabetic macular edema. The current advancement in technology has allowed for imaging to be done in both the...

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