Medicare to review retina services – Ophthalmic Professional

Government scrutiny of intravitreal injections appears to be increasing.

This month’s coding column is about how to document services surrounding intravitreal injections, because scrutiny by the government appears to be increasing. We have covered some of this before in this column. These past articles reviewed tests and orders for intravitreal injections, documentation of the drugs, injection operative notes, and the proper use on claims of modifier 25.

This article was published in Ophthalmic Professional’s Coding column, and written by Corcoran’s Senior Consultant, Paul Larson, MBA, MMSC, COMT, COE, CPC, CPMA. To view the entire article in Ophthalmic Professional, click on the link below:

https://www.ophthalmicprofessional.com/issues/2019/september-october-2019/coding

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