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Testing for Plaquenil Effects

Question: When the ophthalmologist performs OCT on a patient using Plaquenil for rheumatoid arthritis to check for ophthalmic side effects, what diagnosis codes should I report? Nebraska Subscriber Answer: When you’re checking a patient’s eyes for the harmful effects of Plaquenil, make sure you know whether the patient is still taking the drug – and what for – if you want the [...]