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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Glaucoma Screenings

Question: A Medicare patient presented for a glaucoma screening. He had no personal history or diagnosis of glaucoma, but due to his age, race, and family history was considered at risk for glaucoma. What should I report for this visit? Nebraska Subscriber Answer: Report G0117 (Glaucoma screening for high risk patients furnished by an optometrist or ophthalmologist) or G0118 (… furnished [...]