Ophthalmology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Know How to Bill E/M Visits When the Patient Isn't Present

Question: We had a patient’s son present to talk about his mother’s glaucoma, the implications if it worsens, what his options are for treating her, and how to deal with her medication non-compliance? How can we bill for this visit? Supercoder.com Subscriber Answer: The answer will depend on which insurer covers the patient. According to CPT® rules, if the patient’s family members [...]