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Medical Exam or Vision Exam – Suzanne Corcoran, COE

Staff and patients are often confused about whether an exam qualifies as a vision exam or a medical exam. By law, Medicare doesn’t pay for routine vision exams. Medicare beneficiaries can choose to have an “annual exam,” but they will be responsible for payment. (Some may have private major medical insurance that covers the exam.) Unless you find an urgent or emergent medical condition, the chief complaint should comport with the primary diagnosis and determine coverage.

To view the entire article in Ophthalmology Management click on the link below:

http://www.ophmanagement.com/article.aspx?article=86253

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