Fundus coding stays the same, despite technology – Ophthalmology Management

New technologies have reopened an old discussion about how practices should code fundus images taken with scanning laser technology. The difference in reimbursement has exacerbated the problem since Medicare pays much more for fundus photos. CPT Assistant, a publication of the American Medical Association, recently updated an instruction that should help resolve the controversy.

This article addresses the following topics:

  • Background on debate over CPT codes
  • Fine distinctions between appropriate CPT codes

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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