Coding the PC-IOL Alternative – Ophthalmology Management

Not every patient is a candidate for presbyopia-correcting IOLs, but many people want to minimize the need for eyeglasses for reading following surgery. As an alternative, some ophthalmologists offer patients pseudophakic monovision or blended vision. Here’s the coding information you need to know about this procedure:

This article answers the following questions:

  • What is blended vision?
  • How does the surgeon evaluate patient suitability for blended vision?
  • Who is financially responsible for these additional tests?
  • Does the beneficiary need to sign an Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) for preoperative testing?
  • How should preoperative testing be coded on claims for reimbursement?
  • Is preoperative testing for blended vision bundled with any other services?
  • How often may these tests be administered?
  • What is the value assigned to CPT 92015?
  • Are there other charges associated with blended vision?

This article was published in Ophthalmology Management’s Coding & Reimbursement column, which is written by Corcoran’s Executive Vice-President, Suzanne Corcoran, COE. To view the entire article in Ophthalmology Management, click on the link below:

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