AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 9 (September)

Streak Retinoscopy (September 2008)

September 2008 pages 7-9 Coding Communication:Streak Retinoscopy Overview CPT coding guidelines allow ophthalmological services to be reported with the evaluation and management (E/M) codes, using the guidelines for a single system exam, or with the general ophthalmological services codes-both intermediate and comprehensive (92002- 92014). The general ophthalmological codes are appropriate for services provided to new or established patients when the level of service includes such routine ophthalmic examination techniques as slit lamp exam, keratometry, ophthalmoscopy, and retinoscopy. Intermediate and comprehensive ophthalmological services constitute integrated services in which medical decision making cannot be separated from the examination techniques. Itemization of...

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