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Want to eliminate s-code for 'routine eye exam'

Steven Posted Fri 17th of September, 2010 15:32:12 PM

I have read in a past newsletter that 92002 can be used for 'routine exam' vs S0620. I would like to eliminate the use of s-codes and use '92002/92012' and '92004/92014' as my eye exam codes. Is this legal? If I use 92002 for routine eye exam must I include a separate charge for the refraction? Any suggestions on how I can structure a fee schedule for eye exams without running into a problem?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 20th of September, 2010 08:27:16 AM

S codes are temporary HCPCS Level II codes that private payers, such as BCBS, have created and used. You do not have to use the S code unless you have a payer that requires you use it :)

Jen Godreau, CPC, CPEDC
Content Director, SuperCoder.com

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