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Ophthalmology Coding Alert

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Look to Documentation for Diagnosis Code

Question: How can I find an acceptable diagnosis code for 76514 (Ophthalmic ultrasound, diagnostic; corneal pachymetry, unilateral or bilateral [determination of corneal thickness]) for a Medicare patient? New Mexico Subscriber Answer: The best way to find an acceptable diagnosis code for any service, including an ophthalmic ultrasound, is to look at the documentation. Although it’s tempting to search Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) for [...]