Get the technician visit right – Ophthalmology Management
For starters, it must be performed under your direct supervision.
The reimbursement for a visual field or any other test includes the set-up, instruction and performance of the test, whether performed by a physician or a technician. However, if the physician orders the patient to return for a test and visit with a technician, then 99211 might be appropriate if there is medical necessity to do so.
This article addresses the following questions:
- How is a technician visit defined?
- What supervision is required?
- What does “direct supervision” mean?
- What documentation is required?
- What does Medicare allow for 99211?
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: