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Shane Posted 4 Year(s) ago

I have a patient who the OD is initiating patching therapy (to correct for a lazy eye, or amblyopia). I don't think medical or vision insurance covers patching or vision therapy, does it? And if not, why is it acceptable to bill a 99 E/M code with amblyopia as the diagnosis? What's the distinction being made?

Thanks in advance for your help!

SuperCoder Posted 4 Year(s) ago


Let us work out this for you. I am seeking the opinion of my editor for an authoritative answer.


Shane Posted 4 Year(s) ago

OK, thank you. I appreciate it.

SuperCoder Posted 4 Year(s) ago

I need the medical record notes on this one in order to respond.

Thank You.

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