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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Evaluate Therapeutic Contact Lens Replacement

Question: We have a patient with severe dry eye who needed replacement therapeutic contact lenses to treat the condition. Can you tell me if Medicare pays separately for the lens fitting and the replacement lens? And is there a code to use for the bandage contact lens? Wisconsin Subscriber Answer: You’ll bill Medicare using code 92071 (Fitting of contact lens [...]