Thank you for visiting our website. Our office is beginning to reopen, although our home office in San Bernardino is not fully staffed. The home office is open Monday – Thursday each week, and some Fridays We have employees working from home to answer your questions and our Consultants are available, as always. We are still conducting live webinars; please check the listings for dates and times. Please contact us at or leave a voicemail at (800) 399-6565. We will respond to your inquiries as soon as possible.

Integrating Blended Vision into a Practice – Review of Ophthalmology

How to determine the best candidates for blended vision, and answers to related Medicare CPT code and billing questions.

This article answers the following questions:

  • What is blended vision?
  • Will the patient enjoy spectacle independence?
  • What are the characteristics of a good candidate for blended vision?
  • Are there patients who would not be good candidates for blended vision?
  • What is the best approach for the surgeon to determine if a patient is a suitable candidate for blended vision?
  • Are there tests performed to determine patient suitability?
  • Are there other tests that may be performed in addition to the refractive tests?
  • Are these tests covered by Medicare?
  • If these tests are non-covered, may patients be billed for them?
  • Should patients sign a waiver agreeing to the out-of-pocket expense?
  • Is there a CPT code for the preoperative refractive testing?
  • Am I compelled to file a claim to Medicare for the refractive tests?
  • How do I determine a reasonable charge for the non-covered services associated with blended vision?
  • Are these tests performed more than once?
  • If the patient also requires astigmatic correction and wants a claim filed for it, is there a CPT code for this component?

This article was published in Review of Ophthalmology’s Medicare Q & A column, which is written by Corcoran’s Vice-President, Donna McCune, CCS-P, COE, CPMA. To view the entire article in Review of Ophthalmology, click on the link below:

Related Posts

Website by MIC