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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Look to G Codes for Glaucoma Screenings

Question: Our ophthalmologist keeps circling E/M codes like 99212 when he performs glaucoma screenings for high-risk Medicare patients, but we think this is inappropriate. Which code applies to these screenings? Tennessee Subscriber Answer: When you perform a glaucoma screening on a high-risk Medicare patient, you’ll report either G0117 (Glaucoma screening for high risk patients furnished by an optometrist or ophthalmologist) or G0118 [...]