Still “a thing:” Extended color vision testing – Ophthalmology Management

Extended color vision testing is not new, and clinicians continue to find it valuable. Even so, the test is sometimes overlooked. It shouldn’t be; here’s what you need to know.

This article addresses the following questions:

  • What is extended color vision testing, and what is its purpose?
  • What CPT code describes this test?
  • Is this covered by Medicare and other payers?
  • Are there bundles affecting coverage?
  • How much does this test pay?
  • What documentation is required in the chart?
  • What are the supervision requirements?
  • If coverage is unlikely, how do we get paid?

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:;-reimbursement

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