Medicare Reimbursement for Corneal Topography

Corneal topography is most frequently used for the diagnosis and management of corneal diseases, disorders, abnormalities, or injuries.  Covered diagnoses include irregular astigmatism, keratoconus, and complication of corneal graft.  Check your local coverage determination (LCD) policy for additional indications.

This FAQ addresses the following:

  1. Does Medicare cover corneal topography?
  2. What diagnoses are typically covered and support a claim?
  3. What documentation is required in the medical record to support a charge for corneal topography?
  4. What CPT code is used to describe this test?
  5. What is the reimbursement for 92025?
  6. Is corneal topography bundled with other services?
  7. Must the physician be in the office while corneal topography is being performed?
  8. How often may this test be repeated?
  9. Will Medicare cover corneal topography prior to cataract surgery?
  10. What is Medicare’s position on corneal topography and refractive surgery?
  11. May we bill the patient if Medicare denies the claim?

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