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Pediatricians Will Rarely Report 99177

Question: Is 99177 valid for 2016? What’s the difference between this code and 99174? Supercoder.com subscriber Answer: Both of these codes are valid this year, and the main difference is that 99174 (Instrument-based ocular screening (eg, photoscreening, automated-refraction), bilateral; with remote analysis and report) involves a remote analysis and report while 99177 (…with on-site analysis) requires no remote analysis. “The services included [...]