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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Know the Rules for Multiple Ocular EMGs

Question: Our physician performed needle oculoelectromyography bilaterally and we reported 92265-50 (Needle oculoelectromyography, 1 or more extraocular muscles, 1 or both eyes, with interpretation and report; Bilateral procedure). We did not receive bilateral payment. Should we appeal? Subscriber Answer: No. In this case, the insurer paid you accurately. Because the descriptor for 92265 says "one or both eyes" and [...]

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