Clarifying SCODI – Ophthalmology Management
Scanning computerized ophthalmic diagnostic imaging (SCODI) for the posterior segment is a diagnostic test that has been available to ophthalmologists for years and continues to be valuable. There are a number of devices to perform SCODI, including but not limited to: GDx (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, Calif.), HRT (Heidelberg Engineering, Vista, Calif.) and Stratus OCT (Carl Zeiss Meditec), to name a few of the popular products.
This article answers the following questions:
- Does Medicare cover SCODI?
- What CPT code should we use to describe SCODI?
- What documentation is required in the medical record to support claims for SCODI?
- Must the physician be present while SCODI is being performed?
- Are there payment restrictions or bundles with 92135?
- How much does Medicare allow for 92135?
- How often may this test be repeated?
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: