Refractions: Questions on the most common test – Ophthalmology Management

Refraction is the single most common diagnostic test in eye care. Still, questions arise about it.

This article answers the following questions:

  • When may we charge for refraction?
  • Must we dispense an Rx for eyeglasses?
  • What is Medicare’s policy concerning refractions?
  • Must I include refractions on claims for Medicare beneficiaries?
  • Are refractions ever considered part of the office visit or eye exam?

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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