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Slit-Lamp Photography

Question: I’m not sure when I can and can’t bill for slit-lamp photography. What are the rules? Nebraska Subscriber Answer: The main rule for reporting 92285 (External ocular photography with interpretation and report for documentation of medical progress [e.g., close-up photography, slit-lamp photography, goniophotography, stereo-photography]) is that you must be taking the photos to track the progression (or lack of progression) of [...]